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April 2020

How to Solve the Problem of Ink Color Coordination

Today I'm going to show you How to Solve the Problem of Ink Color Coordination.

Yesterday I was creating a card and wanted to contrast but blend three colors of a flower arrangement. First I pulled out cardstock and picked three that looked like the colors would blend nicely...so I stamped the flowers in those colors of ink. The results were not what I expected based on the cardstock colors.

If you have stamped for any length of time you have probably realized that the inked image does not always look like the piece of colored cardstock. The transfer of ink to the stamp and then to the cardstock plus the difference in the background color of the cardstock can give you a much different appearance than just laying three pieces of cardstock on the table.

So here's what I did so that I could actually see how the ink color would appear....I cut a 2 1/2 X 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock. I pulled out all the inks I thought I might want to use and my Stampin'Scrub and Stampin'Mist cleaner.  Starting at one end of the cardstock I began stamping the colors...and labeling them (because after stamping a few I would forget with which color I began)....here's what it looked like...

Ink comparisonsNow after I finished and selected the 3 colors I wanted to use together I thought--if I cut these apart and punch a hole in the top corner and put a ring through them I won't have to do this every time i want to compare colors,...and so you have something like this

RingNow as you can see my original stamping and writing of the colors was a bit sloppy ---but at the time I hadn't formulated my brilliant idea for long term use. So for your stamping...I used 2 1/2 X 1 3/4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock. 

Here's another hint of something useful to do at the same time you are stamping on Whisiper White cardstock---also stamp on Very Vanilla--the color will appear differnt because of the background color. You can file all the White on one ring and the Vanilla on the other ring.

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Happy Stamping!


The Answer to Boredome!

Today we have The Answer to Boredome!
*Wandering around with nothing to do?
*Want to stamp some cards but nothing's coming to mind?
*Want to get some new card ideas do somthing fun and not break the budget?

This is for YOU!

Sandi’s  Mini Simply Stamping Online

Here's how it works

This set of 3 tutorials begins today, Monday 4/27

featuring Beauty Abounds
(we're just using the stamps from this set --not the dies
& the Butterfly Duet punch)

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Note: If you don't have the stamp set--
order the class now, download the Tutorial and stamp when your set arrives

The designs are relatively easy with little Big Shot work
(many have none at all)

Tutorials arrive in your Inbox on Mon, Wed, and Friday

*you will receive the new project pdf  tutorial you can download to keep forever

*Includes picture of the project, complete written step by step directions
pictures of some steps for helpful views. 

*List of Supplies used in creating the projects

*The projects will be lovely but not require a lot of intricate steps—use of Big Shot limited

End the Boredom Now!

Order your set of tutorials today
Call 410 836 8016
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Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

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Weekly Deal  - Timeless Tulips

What's it all about?
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Your Weekly Deal

Here’s the DEAL

Deal #1: Place an order $50 (excludes shipping/tax),
receive FREE Tutorial for 2 cards created with the featured stamp set

Deal #2: Place an order $35*(excludes shipping/tax),
receive FREE Tutorial for 1 card created with the featured stamp set;
sent to your home ($6.95) or my home for pick up (10% regular shipping) 

Deal #3: No order, receive Tutorial for 2 cards for $10

Add On Deal: with any Deal above, if you add a purchase
of the stamp set featured this week—10% off the stamp set

Plus

You'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a hand-crafted door prize (1 winner per week)***

**Note: Tutorial includes pdf file to be downloaded and
include photos of the card and any steps requiring clarification

***Will get the door prize to you when we are not quarantined
unless you want to pick it up earlier.

Deal runs Monday at 12:01AM through Sunday-
the deal ends at midnight Sunday!

Place your order now

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Products appearing on the retiring lists for both the big annual catalog
and the Jan-June Mini catalogs are available as long as supplies last
(or June 2nd) whichever comes first. 

Note: Stamps (only stamps, not bundle and not dies) will be availble through May 15th
(after 5/15 they will be available while supplies last)

Download the pdf file of retiring products from the big annual catalog
here Download Last Chance Products AC (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products AC (US) (2)

Download the pdf file of the retiring product from the Jan-June mini catalog
here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

 Order those Must Have items now---go to Shop Now, you'll be in my store,
use this month's Host code SDP6MGPK and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up!
products from me for each $50 in product that you order.

ORDER NOW

  1. Click on Shop Now button--you'll be in my store
    2 Call 410 836 8016
  2. 3. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

 

 


The Last in the series of Ornate Garden Projects.

Today we'll play with The Last in the Series of Ornate Garden Projects. This is another quick and easy card--actually you can create this card with any of the designs in the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Papers....just coordinate the card base with one of the colors in the sheet of DSP that you choose and you'll have a beautiful quick & easy card...see what I mean

Dsp strips

Look closely at the DSP and you can see that awesome gold foil embedded in the Olive paper...just gorgeous!  And you can use any verse that you need--in fact, sometimes you just want to cut the paper for the verse and have it ready for when you need a specific verse and stamp it then.

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list so you can order your supplies for this card.

Remember:

*You only have 7 days left to order the products from the Ornate Garden set of products--you can order the products individually, as bundles, or as the entire suite of products.

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (SDP6MGPK)  you'll receive $5 in product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase in April.

Directions:

1. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); run the card front through the Ornate Garden 3D embossing folder.

2. Cut Gold Glimmer paper 3 3/8 X 4 1/4. Note: you can cut another shape from the center of this piece to be conservative in the use of Glimmer Paper---you'll only need just the outside edge of this to show under the next layer.  Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Pear Pizzazz cardsdtock 3 3/8 X 4 1/8.

4. Cut three strips of designer paper 7/8 X 4; adhere these to the Pear layer with liquid glue--note: start with the outer two and finish with the middle strip.

5. Cut a 14" piece of the Olive ribbon (Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack); tie around the above unit with a knot on the left side approximately 2" from the bottom. Adhere this unit to the Gold Glimmer layer with glue dots.

6. Cut Very Vanilla 5/8 X 2 1/4, use the embossing buddy over entire piece. Stamp THANKS in Versamark, sprinkle liberally with Gold Glimmer embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold. Adhere over ribbon with dimensionals

Your card is ready for sending---make sure you remember someone today that you want to thank!

Supply List:

 

 


Stampin'Up! Retiring Products from Big Annual and Mini Catalogs

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Products appearing on the retiring lists for both the big annual catalog and the Jan-June Mini catalogs are available as long as supplies last (or June 2nd) whichever comes first. 

Note: Stamps (only stamps, not bundle and not dies) will be availble through May 15th (after 5/15 they will be available while supplies last)

Download the pdf file of retiring products from the big annual catalog here Download Last Chance Products AC (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products AC (US) (2)

Download the pdf file of the retiring product from the Jan-June mini catalog here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

1. Order those Must Have items now---go to Shop Now, you'll be in my store, use this month's Host code SDP6MGPK and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me for each $50 in product that you order.

2. Call 410 836 8016 and I'll place the order for you

3. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I"ll place the order for you.

Don't delay--Order now!


Such a Pretty Ornate Thanks that's Quick & Easy

Today I'll show you a Such a Pretty Ornate Thanks that's Quick & Easy. We'll be working with several of the products in the Ornate Garden group of products that we are able to purchase  early in April (so just a few more days) and then they will not be available until they appear in the new "big" annual catalog in June.

Today's card is very simply done in layers with one die cut that we stamp on--but look at the results---isn't it pretty?

Layered thanks

Who wouldn't feel special if they received a card like this...and, of course, the verse can be anything--happy birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, hello...this one is quite versatile--I love having a stash of those ready when I need them. Because usually when I need them--I don't have time to sit down (or stand up) to make one.

One of my favorite tools in this product group is the 3D embossing folder--if you've noticed the posts I've done with this set ---I almost always use that folder...it's very delicate and works well with tons of my stamp sets and framelits.

I'll give you the directions followed by the supply list so you can order what you need...

Remember...

    *If you place an order online and use this month's Host code (SDP6MGPK), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

    *This Ornate Garden set of products is only available during April until the new catalog arrives in June.

Directions:

Cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base). Run card front through Ornate Floral folder.

Cut the following layers and and adhere to the card front with liquid glue in this order:  

    *Whisper White cardstock 4 1/2 X 3 1/4

    *Ornate Garden DSP - floral pattern 4 3/8 X 3 1/8

    *Old Olive cardstock  3 5/8 X 2 1/4

    *Mossy Meadow cardstock 3 1/2 X 2 1/8

Cut Whisper White cardtock 3 1/2 X 2 1/8; use the small rectangle die with lacy border to cut out layer

    Use the embossing buddy on surface, stamp THANKS in Versamark, sprinkle liberally with Gold embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

    Adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue; add 3 small Gilded Gems over and below THANKS

Your card is ready for sending! Make sure someone enjoys your creation today!

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


New Die Cut Machines

New Stampin'Up! Die Cut Machines

Big One

Excerpts from video this AM on demonstrator site

Big

Base has directions printed on top

Plates have numbers for easier "sandwiching"

 

Mini One

Mini

Mini one opened (just like the big one opened)

Mini OPen

 

This one will use new half-sized folders

 

Availability

Sometime during the first of the new
Big Catalog period which starts in June

We don't have a specific date yet

I'll keep you posted!!!


Weekly Deal #2 - My Meadow

Weekly Deal #2 -My  Meadow

What's it all about?
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Your Weekly Deal

Here’s the DEAL

Deal #1: Place an order $50 (excludes shipping/tax), receive FREE Tutorial for 2 cards created with the featured stamp set; sent to your home

Deal #2: Place an order $35*(excludes shipping/tax), receive FREE Tutorial for 1 card created with the featured stamp set; sent to your home ($6.95) or my home for pick up (10% regular shipping) 

Deal #3: No order, receive Tutorial for 2 cards for $10

Add On Deal: with any Deal above, if you add a purchase
of the stamp set featured for that week—10% off the stamp set

Plus

You'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a hand-crafted door prize (1 winner per week)***

Week #2 Stamp Set - My Meadow

*You will need to indicate if you want the order shipped to your home,
the shipping fee will be $6.95 until your order reaches $50.

**Note: Tutorial includes pdf file to be downloaded and
include photos of the card and any steps requiring clarification

***Will get the door prize to you when we are not quarantined
unless you want to pick it up earlier.

Deal runs Monday at 12:01AM through Sunday-
the deal ends at midnight Sunday!

Place your order now

Call 410 836 8016

or

Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

or

Click on the Shop Now button at the top of this page!!


Flowers and Lace--Does It Get Any Better?

Flowers and Lace--Does it Get Any Better?

This is my favorite card using products from the Ornate Garden Suite---it just screams spring! First I love floral designer papers and then combine that with the floral embossing folder-well, I just love this card. It’s very simple but definitely eye-catching!

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 Ornate Garden group of products are available now until the end of April. The products are available individually, as bundles, or you can get the whole ball of wax (as a suite)!

The direction for creating this card are very simple and are provided below—following the directions is the Supply list—place your order today so you can create this lovely card.

Remember if you order online and use this month’s Host Code (SDP6MGPK), you’ll receive $5 in Stampin’Up! Product for every $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 8 ½ X 5 ½ Thick Whisper White cardstock, score at 4 ¼ on the long side (cardbase).

               *Use Ornate floral 3D embossing folder on the card front (use blue cutting pad)

2. Cut Designer paper 4 X 5 ½; use the scalloped edge die on the left side; adhere to right side of card front (white embossed front will show on the left side).

3. Cut 5/8 X 2 ¼ Whisper White cardstock; stamp THANKS in Stazon Jet Black ink (any black ink will work since we are not coloring);

4. Cut ¾ X 2” Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhere to back side of verse with liquid glue; add 2 dimensionals to the back of this unit and adhere to card front in lower right side.

5. Cut 8” of the Terra Cotta Tile ribbon (Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack); tie bow and attach under verse with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Inexpensive Stamping Fun to Kill the Boredom!

Inexpensive Stamping Fun 

Sandi’s  Mini Simply Stamping Online & Something Fun Added

Questions: Want to find something to kill the boredom?
Want to keep stamping with some fresh designs?
Want to share with others and see their faces?

Answer: Mini SSSO

Here's how it works
Each week for the next 2 weeks (at least)

                                     One stamp set will be selected & on Mon, Wed, and Friday

The stamp set for the week of 4/19 is Back on Your Feet

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*You will receive a link by email to the new project with that set & a pdf you can download to keep forever

*Includes picture of the project, complete written step by step directions with pictures of some steps for helpful views.

*List of Supplies used in creating the projects

*The projects will be lovely but not require a lot of intricate steps—use of Big Shot limited
PLUS

Monday @ 7:30PM of the following week, you can* join a Zoom meeting and show your creations--if you copy exactly that's great, if you use different inks/cardstock or different stamps or embellishment...that's great---you'll be able to share what YOU did with the others who join the mini-SSS

Didn't finish all the designs--no worries, show what you did

Didn't finish any of the designs--no worries see what the others did

Just a bit of time to get together and have some fun

If you join the Zoom call you will be entered in a door prize drawing!

*joining the call is totally optional...please don't feel obligated to join in

Note: Mini SSSO projects viewable online to you for 30 days;
pdf downloadable and available where you store them forever

The subscription each week is $15 (for all 3 projects)

Call right now to sign up: 410 836 8016
Or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com


Weekly Deal #1 - Over the Moon!

 

Weekly Deal #1 - Over the Moon! 149331G

What's it all about?
 

Your Weekly Deal

A stamp set will be featured each week for 4 weeks ---

Here’s the DEAL

Deal #1: Place an order $50 (excludes shipping/tax), receive FREE Tutorial for 2 cards created with the featured stamp set 

Deal #2: Place an order $35*(excludes shipping/tax), receive FREE Tutorial for 1 card created with the featured stamp set 

Deal #3: No order, receive Tutorial for 2 cards for $10

Add On Deal: with any Deal above, if you add a purchase
of the stamp set featured for that week—10% off the stamp set

Plus

You'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a hand-crafted door prize (1 winner per week)***

Week #1 Stamp Set - Over the Moon
April 13 - April 19

*Note: you will need to confirm if you want the order sent to your home,
the shipping fee will be $6.95 until your order reaches $50.

**Note: Tutorial includes pdf file to be downloaded and
include photos of the card and any steps requiring clarification

***Will get the door prize to you when we are not quarantined
unless you want to pick it up earlier.

Deal runs Monday at 12:01AM through Sunday-
the deal ends at midnight Sunday!

Place your order now

Call 410 836 8016

or

Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

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Question:

What's a Mini SSSO

Tune in Wednesday to find out!