Previous month:
February 2020
Next month:
April 2020

March 2020

The Ornate Garden Suite - A Sweet Garden of Products

03.03.20_SHAREABLE_ORNATE_GARDEN_NA

Now we can order The Ornate Garden Suite - A Sweet Garden of Products! Don't let the "suite" scare you--you can purchase the items individually or as bundles. These products are going to be in the new annual catalog in June...but during April...we can purchase them before we get the new catalog!

Check out this video

Here's whats in this suite:

We're going to have a series of designs using this set of products...here's today's card
NavyThis is a pretty simple card but that's the wonderful thing about this suite of products--you can do some awesome designs with just a little work! This card has a Night of Navy base with an overlay of white using one of the border dies....a couple of stamps and two flowers and we are done!
I'll give you the directions to create this card...remember, you can't place your order til after midnight tonight! But tomorrow we are ready to go.
    I'll be placing orders for this suite of products tomorrow (call 410 836 8016) or
    email sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com...or
    you can place your order by clicking on one of the images below to order the supplies you need to create this card.
Remember is you place an order online and use the April monthly Host Code (SDP6MGPK) you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you purchase.
Directions:
1. Cut Night of Navy cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4  (card base)
2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 5 1/2; use the flower/stem die along one of the long sides
Side die
(save the "trash" from the die cut); adhere with liquid glue to the card front leaving approximate 1/4" navy border showing at the fold.
3. Stamp the verse--lay the 2 verses on the card front where you want them to appear. Place a large clear block over the stamps and push gently; ink up the stamp with Night of Navy ink and stamp all at one time. (this works great if you are stamping several cards at one time).
Adding block
4. Cut one large and one small flower with the flower dies and adhere with liquid glue.
5. Now open the card and adhere some of the "cut out" pieces from your die cutting. Using the ornate die (So Sweetly Stitched die set) cut from Whisper White cardstock--adhere this near the middle of the inside to write your greeting.
Navy inside
6. Your card is ready for sending! Mail it to someone today.

Something that was just fun!

Today I'm going to show you Something That Was Just Fun! With all the "distancing" I've been focused on getting things cleaned up and organized....while doing this I found some post it notes that I'd purchased a while ago and forgot about. If you've been looking through the current catalog products that you can earn free during Sale-a-bration you saw the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper  

149589G

So I created a post-it note holder cover with this paper since we can get it free! Here's what I created...

Dino notepad

Pretty simple and using the die cut dinosaur was just really a fun topper---you can use this cover for any 3 X 3 notepad...but here's what my notepad looks like...

Inside notepadIs that not just the cutest! I'll give you the directions below to create a holder for 3 X 3 notepads...you can use your Dinoroar paper for tons of variations--it has some really fun designs in those papers.

Remember we only have 5 more days to take advantage of Sale-a-bration. There are 3 product releases to choose your free items from

Release #1 Download 20200103_SAB20-1_en-US

Release #2 Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

Release #3 Download 03.24.20_FLYER_SAB_3RD_RELEASE_US  (these are products in the annual catalog)

Remember, if you place an order online and use this month's Host Code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember, the coordination products are also only available for 5 more days--these coordinate with stamps/punches in the Jan-June mini or the big catalog. Here's the brochure to refresh your memory Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA

I"ll give you the directions for the postit note holder followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies.

Directions:

1. Cut Old Olive cardstock 3 X 6 1/2, score the long side at 3 and 3 1/2 (base).

2. Cut Mango Melody at 2 1/2 X 2 1/2; adhere to the base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Dinoroar Designer Paper (use your favorite) 2 3/8 X 2 3/8; adhere to Melody layer with glue.

4. Die cut dinosaur from Pretty Peacock cardstock; adhere to center with dimensionals; add large rhinestone to dinosaur for an eye.

5. Cut 2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Pretty Peacock and adhere it inside as a base for notepad; place 3 strips of Tear & Tape on the back of your notepad--remove the backing and adhere it to the center of this layer.1. 

Isn't that cute as a button--this would bring a smile to anyone--kids and adults--you just look at this cutie and you have to smile.

Supplies: Note---if ordering the Dinoroar DSP as a FREE Sale-a-bration item--use the number #155882.  Order your supplies now!


Sale-a-bration 3rd Product Release today

03.24.20_SHAREABLE_SAB_3RD_NA

For 1 week only the following items can be earned FREE with your purchase

$50 order can earn:

$100 order can earn:
Download brochures here:
 
1st producct release Download 20200103_SAB20-1_en-US
 
Place your orders now--Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/20
Remember product supplies are limited...
Order by
*Click on Shop Now button at the top of this page--you'll be in my store
*Call 410 836 8016
*Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

I'm Just Pleased as Punch

Today I'm going to show you a cute little card that I'm Just Pleased as Punch about! I created it with no stamping except the greeting...that's right....take a look a this litle cutie:

Angled card

I created this with the Coordination Product  "Pleased as Punch" Designer Series Paper...it's one of those products that doesn't appear in any catalog--but the products "coordinate" with either a product in the Jan-June Mini or the Sale-a-bration catalog....each design in the dsp coordinates with a different punch

Do you know what the problem is? The Coordination products are only avaiable until 3/31--so you don't want to delay getting what you need! The brochures can be downloaded here Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1) and here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA

Before we get the card directions for today...

First, we have a Sandi's Stampers Pinterest Board that you are welcome to look at AND (please) send me a picture of what you are creating so I can post it here Sandi's Stampers Pinterest Board. We want to see what our fellow stampers are creating (send it to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com)...please share the link with other stamper!

Second, each week (for at least 4 weeks) I'm creating a series of 6 projects based on a single stamp set--each day for a week (except Sunday) you'll receive a link to that day's project... download the brochure here ... Download Ssso  These projects (mostly cards but occasionally I might have a simple 3D  project) are designed to be relatively simple without much die cutting. The first series is based on the Abstract Impressions stamp set...don't have it--use something else that you have (or order the set and do the cards when you receive it). Check out the brochure!

Directions:

1. Cut Thick White Cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Old Olive cardstock 3 1/2 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue (#110755) & 3 1/2 side at the top.

3. Cut the pink checkered piece of DSP (backside of hearts page) at 3 3/8 X 3 7/8; adhere to Olive layer with liquid glue.

4. Punch four Tulips from the DSP; add Wink of Stella

Dsp

 

Punch out the imaes

Take care to punch from left side of paper to the right....

Punch left to right

To avoid punching into good images like this..

Careful not to do this

5. Punching the leaves is best done by first hand cutting those sections; then attaching a post it note

Post it note

and using it has a handle so be better able to maneuver the small piece in the punch (punch 4 leaves)

Post it note handle

6. Adhere tulips & leaves with liquid glue to left side (see pic)

7. Punch 2 small butterflies with Butterfly Duet punch & Calypso Coral cardstock; adhere with glue dots (103683); add rhinestones to their centers.

8. Stamp Get well soon in Stazon Jet Black ink under the image layers

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on the images below and order your supplies today--use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) and receive $5 in STampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase!


So Very Vellum #4 - the last of our series

Note: Stampers, there are many Stampin'Up! Classic ink pads that are on the low inventory list...click here to download the list--I've noticed it growing and I wanted to make you aware in case you need to order any of these Download 3-21 low inventory ink pads
 
Also, if you have been getting the emails you know that we are hosting a private "Pinterest" board for those of you who want to create a project using Stampin'Up! products (does not have to be current product)--take a pic and email it to me (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) and I'll post it on the board and you can see what others are creating while we are social distancing at Sandi's Stampers Pinterest Board

Today we'll create the So Very Vellym #4- the last of our series. This little lovey was designed to mimic a quilt top--with the small squares and appliqued flowers (ours are punched out--much much easier--if you're a quilter you know what I mean!)

Quilt 2

This card in our series requires a few more minutes but not as many as you might think...and because each square is 1 X 1"--you can make 16 cards with one 12 X 12 piece of our precious vellum!

If you haven't selected the So Very Vellum as your free gift during Sale-a-bration (for a $50 order) or the Small Bloom punch (another Sale-a-bration selection for $100 purchase) you'll need to hurry because Sale-a-bration ends 3/31 and the So Very Vellum is available as long as supplies last...so hurry hurry!

I"ll give you the directions below and then the Supply List of items you'll need to re-create this cutie.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.  products) are also available through March as longDire as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 7/8 X 3 7/8; adhere to upper card front with liquid glue (#110755)

3. Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 5/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to black layer wtih liquid glue.

4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; adhere to Bermuda layer with liquid glue.

5. Cut nine 1 X 1" Pool Party So Very Vellum; cut nine 1 X 1" Whisper White cardstock; adhere the vellum to the cardstock with glue dots. Starting with the corner squares--adhere blocks to white layer leaving approximately 1/8" white border showing and about 1/8" between squares.

6. Punch five flowers from Coastal Cabana cardstock with the Small Bloom punch. Using a stylus and piercing mat gently puch down in the center of the flower to raise the petals slightly to enhance the 3D appearance. Add rhinestones and adhere the flowers as shown in the picture with glue dots.

Poking the  flowers
7. Stamp Thank You (Daisy Delight stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink.

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


So Very Vellum #3

Today's So Very Vellum #3 card is just gorgeous because its base it totally vellum! Check it out: Whole card vellum

The full card base is vellum---with a bit of cardstock and a lovely floral spray on the front--you just can't get much more vellum in a card than this.

The So Very Vellum selection for a free Sale-a-bration gift is so fun...you receive 2 of each of those subtle colors (Purple Posy, Soft Seafoam and Pool Party)---these sheets are 12 X 12 so there is tons for you to play with.

The simple directions below are followed by the Supply list--order what you need to create this beautiful card.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.  products) are also available through March as long as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

1. Cut Soft Seafoam So Very Vellum 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Stamp the floral spray (Forever Blossoms) in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock & cut out with coordinating die; color with Light & Dark Highland Heather and Dark Olive Blends; add Wink of Stella to the flowers (#141897) and rhinestones in the centers.  Adhere to card front with glue dots

3. Cut two pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock 2 3/4 X 4; adhere one piece inside the card base on top of the card back (where you can write a greeting and sign).

4. Adhere about 5-6 glue dots under the flower spray on the inside of the card front; lay the second piece of white cardstock over the top of the piece adhered to the back of the base. Close the card so that this piece is adhered to the back of the card front directly over the back piece.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today:


So Very Vellum #2

Today we are on to another adventure with So Very Vellum #2. As we mentioned Tuesday So Very Vellum is a free set of lovely embossed vellum in the most beautiful soft spring colors (Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, and Purple Posey).  These are so pretty they simply don't need much in the way of embellishment. Case in point...here's #2:

Label me fancy punch

 As you can see we've only added a simple greeting medallion and a couple of contrasting flowers--we didn't want to cover up all that luscious embossed vellum. I'll give you the secret of the black shadow behind the Label Me Lovely punched image in the directions below.

The simple directions below are followed by the Supply list--order what you need to create this beautiful card.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.  products) are also available through March as long as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

1. Cut Purple Posy cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Purple Posy So Very Vellum 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card base with glue dots--place glue dots under the embossed dots to help hide them.

3. Stamp Happy Birthday (Layered with Kindness) in Versamark on Purple Posy cardstock, sprinkle with Shimmery Black embossing powder; heat with Heat tool. Punch image with Label Me Lovey punch.

4. Punch Basic Black cardstock with the same punch, cut down the middle horizontally; spread apart about 1/8" and adhere these pieces to the top and bottom of the Posy punched image. (I know the picture has purple cardstock--you use black)

Cut punch in halfAdhere this unit to the middle of the card front with dimensionals.

5. Punch three flower from Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the Small Bloom punch (this too is a freebie for purchasing $100 in product during Sale-a-braton). Using a stylus and piercing mat gently push down in the center of the flower to raise up the petals to assist in the 3d appearance. Add large rhinestones to the flower centers and adhere the finished flowers to the card with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the Supply list--click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today:


So Very Vellum Series

Today we are beginning a So Very Vellum Series of cards. So Very Vellum is the "Yumilicious" freebie that you can earn during Sale-a-bration with a product purchase of $50.

(Remember Sale-a-bration is only available until 3/31/20---and So Very Vellum is only available while supplies last).

Today we begin our series with a very simple but quite stunning card..the great part of this card is that any of the 3 colors of vellum (Purple Posey, Pool Party, or Soft Seafoam) will work perfectly and you can change the colors of the flowers for an unlimited variety of "looks" plus the Happy Birthday can be changed to any greeting--because of it's simplicity--this looker is great for any occasion!

Diagonal vellum

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list--order what you need to create this beautiful card.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*The Coordination products (coordinates with SAB products or mini products) are also available through March as long as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base). 

2. Cut Soft Seafoam So Very Vellum 4 1/4 X 4 1/2; mark up the right hand side (4 1/2 side) a small tick mark 1" from bottom; cut from that tick mark to the bottom left corner. Adhere this to top of card base with glue dots---put the glue dots under the embossed dots to help hide.  

Diagonal cutting of vellum

3. Stamp Happy Birthday (Sending Thoughts) in Stazon Jet Black ink (101406) in lower right corner of card base

4. Stamp flower (Thoughtful Blooms) in Bermuda Bay ink on Coastal Cabana cardstock; punch with Small Bloom punch. Using a stylus and punch mat press down gently in the center of each flower to make the petals rise up a bit to help in the 3D appearance.

Poking the  flowers

Add large rhinestones to the centers. Adhere the flowers along the diagonal border with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the Supply List - Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today!

 


"Simply" Beautiful Card #4

Today's card is the last in our mini series of simple beaustiful cards -- "Simply" Beautiful Card #4. This card  again features the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper--this time using the interesting pattern of a flower design embedded so that the petals of adjacent flower are part of the surrounding flowers...really beautiful and lends itself to many coloring designs...however, our card today uses a very simple design by coloring flowers that are not adjacent thus leaving a trio of uncolored  flower petals (that could easily be colored green to give the effect of green leaves)...can you see it?

Embeded flowersI used the Rococo Rose Blends (alcohol marker) to color--this color flows onto the paper so freely and you can do shading it you want to--but it's not necessary to get this beautiful design to pop out! Again--very easy and very quick!

Here's a close up on the colored flower.

Embeded flowers - close up

The designer paper starts out looking like this...and we simply add a few embellishments and a greeting for a truly beautiful design.

152312S

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list--order what you need to create this beautiful card.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here and is available beginning 3/3 Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*The Coordination products (coordinates with SAB products or mini products) are also available through March as long as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

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

2. Cut Silver foil 3 3/4 X 5 and adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut embedded floral pattern of Flowering Foils Specialty DSP 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; using Rococo Rose Blend (Dark) color full flowers that are not adjacent; add small Faceted Clear Gem to centers.

4. Cut 14" white/silver edged ribbon--wrap around this layer and tie in a know; adhere layer to silver foil layer with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the supply list, click on any of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now--remember when your order reaches $50--you can select the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP as your free item!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store---order your supplies now:


"Simply" Beautiful Card #3

We are going to create #3 in our current series "Simply" Beautiful Card #3--again we are using the free Sale-a-bration item Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. Today's card simply adds a greeting and a handful of punched flowers....

Mini flowers

Today's card requires no coloring, however I can visualize using an alcohol Blends to color a few of these cute little mini flowers to highlight some of the images.

Check out those Small Bloom punched flowers --this punch is also a free item during Sale-a-bration!

Mini flower - close up

The designer paper starts out looking like this...and we simply add a few embellishments and a greeting for a truly beautiful design.

152312S

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list--order what you need to create this beautiful card.

Remember:

*Sale-a-bration runs through the end of March. The second release of products brochure can be downloaded here and is available beginning 3/3 Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*The Coordination products (coordinates with SAB products or mini products) are also available through March as long as supplies last...you can download the brochure here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA (1)

Directions:

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

2. Cut Copper foil 3 3/4 X 5 and adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut mini flower pattern of Flowering Foils Specialty DSP 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to copper layer with glue dots.

4.  Stamp greeting in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with Label Me Fancy punch; cut Copper Foil 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 and adhere to back of greeting with glue dots. Adhere to card front with dimensionals.

5. Punch 6 blooms from the copper foil; add medium rhinestone to center and adhere to card front with glue dots. (see picture for placement)

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the supply list, click on any of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now--remember when your order reaches $50--you can select the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP as your free item!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store---order your supplies now: