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Forever Blossoms - Card Tutorials

Forever Blossoms - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Forever blossoms class 1 flamingo
 
Learn how to create this card quickly & easily!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set and/or framelits when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To Color or Not to Color, That is the Question...

To Color or Not to Color, That is the QuestionAnd the answer is---either is fine. It so happens the evening I was creating this cute card I was pretty tired and so lot's of coloring didn't appeal at that monent...so I designed this cutie without tons of coloring..however, if I were doing it this afternoon---I'd probably pull out all my Blends and go to town coloring. 

From all of us

The fun thing about the line drawings is that you can create really great cards without having to do tons of coloring--just depending on how you feel at that moment.

This stamp set "From All of Us" is really great for sending a group message to someone...however, you can use it even it if is just from you--the Happy Happy Birthday, and Thanks verses are just fine coming from one person...and who won't get a chuckle from these little critters all huddled up together. So have fun either from the group or from just you!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the supply list so you can order what you need to create this card.

Remember if you place your order online and use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order. And who can't find something awesome in the new catalog that you want!

Directions!

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

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 1/4 X 4, adhere to card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8:

    *Stamp animal grouping in Memento ink on right side; use Wink of Stella on turtle "spots", bird body, flamingo body, and monkey body.
    *Stamp tree in Memento ink; color with Dark Granny Apple Green (#154885) and Light Suede Blends.
    *
Add 2 large and one small Mango Melody Artistry Blooms self-adhesive sequins (see photo).

4. Stamp "We think,,," in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock; cut out with large circle die (Tasteful Textiles dies); add 3 small Melody sequins to label and adhere to card front with dimensionals.

5. Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


A secret trick to "not stick" stamps

Today I'm going to share A Seret trick to "not stick" stamps! Let me ask you a question...with the new Stampin'Up! Cling stamps with those awesomely "sticky" labels that stick like glue to your blocks---do those same awesome labels also stick to your plastic stamp cases?  Today I'll share a secret trick with you to help you out with storing those stamps with cling labels.

Here's how I like to store my stamps---once I trim & label them (be sure to follow the directions printed on the inside of the case to put those labels on correctly or you're going to have a real mess)---I like to put them right back in the rubber sheet they arrived in so that at a glance I can see if all my stamps are in the case...looks like this:

Holding stamps in caseBut then when I try to use one of the stamps, sometimes those super sticky labels also stick to the back of my case & it's a real challenge to gently pick them up to use without damaging the foam in between the rubber stamp & the sticky label.

Stuck to case

I must give credit to one of my awesome stampers who shared this secret tip with us on one of our biweekly Show & Tell Zoom calls..Tish Lathroum was telling us how she prevents her cling labels from sticking to the case "like glue."  She recommends using baking parchment paper...you can find this with the foil & wax paper in your grocery store:

Parchment papr

Cut a piece of parchment paper 5 X 7--I used my paper cutter--gives a nice clean edge & I can get the measurement just right..

5 x 7

Then lay this parchment in the back of the stamp case & near the edge of the paper use about 3 small pieces of scotch tape to hold it to the plastic case at top &bottom...the shiny spot there is the tape--I need a class in photographing clear shiny tape! LOL  That's a tough one.

Scotch tape'

Now either put your rubber layer of stamps or your individual stamps back in the case with the cling labe side toward the parchment---there is absolutely "no stick." You can press down on the stamp & still no stick!

What an easy inexpensive way to really enjoy those cling stamps without having to pry them up from the stamp case & possibly damage the foam between the label & the rubber!

Thanks to Tish for sharing her secret with us---I guess it's no longer a secret since now so many of us know, right? LOL

If you have a 'secret' you'd like to share or if you have a problem you'd like some help solving, let me know...email me at sandihartka@sandilovestamping.com...maybe someone of us has an a secret solution for you.

Did you notice I mentioned that Tish told us about this on our biweekly Show and Tall Zoom call...every 2 weeks we get together in a zoom call for a very informal sharing session...if you've created something or you've been cleaning/organizing or if you just need some inspiration--join us on Monday or Tuesday (yes we have 2 calls) & just enjoy some fellowship & chatting while we share our stamping lives with each other...if you'd like to join the next calls on Monday June 29th or Tuesday June 30th, email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com - I"ll make sure you are on the list to get the link..we have a blast & the calls last about 30-60 minutes depending on how much chatting we do along the way--we'd love to see you then


Sailing Home - Card Tutorials

Sailing Home - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Mini SSSO Sailing Home - Circles Class
 
Learn how to create this card quickly & easily!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set and/or framelits when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

The Fastest Beautiful Card You've Ever Make!

Today we're going to create The Fastest Beautiful Card You've Ever Made!

With cardstock, a single embossing folder, a sponge and some ink...you can create this card...

Dandelion

We're using the  new Dandelion embossing..I'll show you what it looks like alone...it is so wonderful alone that it doesn't need much else to bring it to life. Here's what the folder looks like alone....

Foil dandelion

Notice the sequins--these are the Artistry Blooms sequins. They are self-adhesive and come in four colors (Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Rich Razzleberry). But don't let those colors limit the way you use these sequins--they blend very well with other colors in the same color family--for example, Mango Melody blends nicely with Daffodill Delight and Crushed Curry....so when you are looking for that perfect accessory--check these out--you'll probably find one that will coordinate.

I'll give you the quick step by step directions below followed by the supply list so you can order what you need to create this card.

Remember if you use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) when you place an online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'UP! product from me (I choose it) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

We have a new fun Facebook Group called Sandi's Sister Stampers...come join the fun and sharing...Sandi's Sister Stampers

Directions:

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

2. Cut Seaside Spray 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; put through the Dandelion embossing folder; sponge Seaside Spray ink lightly over the raised part of the embossing.

4. Adhere this layer to the card front with liquid glue; adhere one large and 2 small Cabana sequins in an approximate triangle.

5. Stamp "Birthday Wishes" in black in (e.g. Stazon) on Seaside Spray; punch with Classic Label punch; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results

Today I'll show you an Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results!  

Here's the finished product...

So Much Love

Just follow these easy steps:

First, stamp image in Memento Ink (this ink is for alcohol markers = Stampin'Up! Blends); let ink dry before beginning. Use heat tool to speed drying.

Second work in one small area at a time to make sure your colors remain wet to blend. Usually I work on one large or a couple of small petals at a time...then repeat the process for each other petal. Lay down a layer of the Light color first over the entire petal,

Then moving quickly (you don't have to break your neck but don't dawdle either) lay a very narrow layer  (a narrow line) of Dark color near the inner part of the petal (that's where I want the "darkness" to appear).

Note: it's always easier to add more darkness later than to try to lighten too much darkness.

Next, moving quickly starting at the base of the petal (at the line of dark) brush upwards to the outer edge of the petal...do this along the entire base of the petal (always working from the dark line to the outer edge of the petal). As you go be sure you are smoothing out the edge of the dark line (this is why you want to start with an overall wet light base--to keep the inks wet so then will blend well).

When you have smoothed out the dark line your petal you look like the ones in the above picture.

This is not a difficult process-- you may want to practice a couple of times on scrap paper. I was amazed the first time I tried this technique how quickly & easily the process becomes after you do it a couple of times.

Let me know how you did when you tried this (leave a comment or send me an email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com).

The complete directions are below to make this card followed by the supply list to order supplies you need. If you use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) when you place your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product select by me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Soft Seafoam 4 1/4 X 2 1/2, adhere to card front with glue

3. Cut Mint Macaroon 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 adhere to card front with glue

4. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 4

    *Stamp image in Memento ink--dry well
    *Follow above directions for coloring using Shaded Spruce and Flirty Flamingo Blends

5. Stamp dots in Soft Seafoam ink

6. Stamp verse in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold

7. Add this layer to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on a product image below --you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Stampin'Up! Die Cut & Emboss Machine - News We've Been Awaiting!

 

Stampin'Up! Die Cut & Emboss Machine -
News We've Been Awaiting

 
Big
First Date to Purchase!!! 
September 1st
STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE COMING!
(Only for the full sized machine)

September 1st - standard machine and replacement plates)

(see pp 170-172 in the new annual catalog for info)

    *The standard machine comes with all the plates to get started.

    *Cutting Plates and Adhesive Sheets are already available to order.

    *The optional Magnetic Cutting Plate and Impression Mats will not be available on Sept 1 -- we’ll keep you updated on their availability.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

and its replacement plates are still in production--

but unless unforeseen circumstances arise,

we expect to be able to order it by the end of this year.

 

Have any questions?

or

Want to go on the list for first ordering?

 

Call 410 836 8016

or 

Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com


Painted Poppies/Peaceful Poppies - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Class 1 card
Look at the knot--there's a quick trick that EVERYONE can do with no training
Learn how!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set or bundle(s) when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

The Quickest but Most Beautiful Thank You Card

Today we'll create The Quickest but Most Beautiful Thank You Card! Check it out...

Flowers for every season

We're creating the focal point by using the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Papers. This set of papers has 24 different designs...some of them are so beautiful (like the one above) that they need nothing else except a verse to make a gorgeous card....and the background designs (e.g. the stripes) are wonderful color combinations that provide the base for more stamped images. There are 4 of each of the designs which means this pack "packs" a real value punch for card making.

152486SAnd the new Massive Thanks stamp set--this set has some of those versest that you won't find elsewhere, e.g. "I ususally just send a text but his calls for a card" and "Message on the cover may appear smaller than actual gratitude." This is a wonderful set to have in your stash for just those special occasions.

152578SI'll give you the simple directions to this card followed by the list of supplies you'll need to create this card.

Remember if you place an online order and use this monthh's Host code (H64J4PR9) you'll receive $5 in Stamin'Up! products (I choose for you) for each $50 in products that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut Bumblebee Rose pattern 3 3/8 X 4 5/8. Note: choose the quadrant of the paper that captures the design that you want for your card front. Adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Stamp "little card" and "Massive Thank You" in Memento ink (or other black ink) on Very Vanilla cardstock. Punch out with Everyday Label punch. 

5. Punch Gold Foil with Everyday Label punch; cut horizontally with paper snips; adhere each piece to the back of the vanilla punched piece with glue dots so that a slim border of gold shows above and below the vanilla punch out.

6. Adhere this piece to card front with dimensionals...position the label to best accept the focal point of your designer paper.

7. Add three Bumblebee enamel dots to the tag in an approximate triangle.

8. Cut approximately 9" of gold thread (Forever Greenery Combo packs).  Tie in a bow and attach to bottom of tag with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending.

Supply List: Below is the list of supplies you'll need to create this card--order what you need now:


Easy and Quick Beautiful Secret Silver Ribbons

Today I'll show you how to create Easy and Quick Beautiful Secret Silver Ribbons! Check it out...

Card with ribbon

Here's a closer look...

Close up

Haven't seen these silver ribbons in the catalog? Well, the secret is that it's not really ribbon--it's silver embossing powder! See how straight the sides are...it's super easy to lay a strip (in this card two strips) of Tear and Tape, sprinkle on the powder and heat with the Heat Tool until the powder turns shiny silver!  It can be done quickly, easily and it looks professional.

The base of these cards are the Notecards and Envelopes. There are 20 in a pack for $7--a really great deal and makes it easy to start without any cutting or scoring. You can simply start stamping.

The stamp set, Queen Anne's Lace, is brand new in the annual big Stampin'Up! catalog. It's a sweet little set with some terrific greetings that you don't find frequently such as "and I'll be right by your side" and "I know you have the strength to get through this"-check out  all the others below.

I'll give you the simple directions to create these cards followed by the list of Supplies you'll need to create this card...remember, if you place your order online using this month's host code (H64J4PR9) you'll receive $5 in STampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Magenta Madness cardstock 3 1/4 X 4 3/4; adhere to Whisper White notecard front with liquid glue.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/8 X 4 5/8; stamp flower in black ink (e.g. Stazon).

3. Stamp flowers in Magenta Madness; add Wink of Stella---be sure to dab only and not drag the brush--dragging will lead to bleeding (especially pinks and reds).

4. Stamp "Hello Friend" in Magenta Madness

5. Lay two parallel strips of Tear and Tape--leave the a bit longer than the cardstock so they can be wrapped around the back;remove paper backing from tape &  sprinkle liberally with silver embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny silver.

Card

6. Add three Magenta enamel dots to card front.

7. Cut approximately 9" of Magenta ribbon, tie in bow and glue dot to flower stem right above the silver ribbon.

8. Adhere stamped layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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