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September 2020

Creating fun card designs with Designer Series Paper

Today we're starting a series called Creating Fun Card Designs with Designer Series Paper. Today we're featuring Plaid Tidings---this pack of paper has 24 totally awesome plaid images--they can be used for every season of the year...the card below is using a beautiful fall set of colors and images.

Plaid card

Doesn't that designer paper really make this card pop? And it's so simple to use because the colors are already perfect together , the pattern is already designed, and all I have to do is cut and glue!  It also makes selecting the cardstock and accessories so easy--I just use colors that are in the designer paper or that contrasts well with it. Makes card designing a snao.

I'll give you the step by step directions to create this card followed by the supply list.

Remember that the Designer Series sale begins 10/1 and Plaid Tidings is on the sale list for 15% off!  The entire list of designer papers on sale can be downloaded here Download 10.01.20_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Bumblebee cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base); use the Scripty embossing folder on card front. Sponge lightly with Bumblebee ink.

2. Cut Bumblebee cardstock 2 1/8 X 5 1/2; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Punch Plaid Tidings designer series paper 4 times with Postage Stamp punch. Adhere 3 of them on the layer above with only about 1/16 in between the pieces. Lay the 4th piece on the left side of the first punched piece and trim to the side of the card. Take the leftover piece and do the same on the right side.

Trio of punches

Edge

4. Punch the oak and maple leaves (Autumn Punch Pack) from Bumblebee cardstock; punch acorn from Blackberry Bliss. Adhere these on the center punched designer paper with mini-dimensionals. Add 1 larlge and 2 small Artistry Blooms adhesive-backed sequins as shown in card photo above.

5. Stamp "Just a Note" (Postage for You stamp set) in Memento ink (any black in will do) on So Saffron cardstock (#105118); punch out with Classic Label punch and adhere below the designer paper punches with mini-dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

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The Secret is Out! Did you check out the beautiful sunflower on Wednesday created with the poinsettia dies? If not, click here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/09/the-sunflower-secret.html . And discover the quick tip of performing the die cutting and embossing all in one step. That trick will save you so much time you'll be able to create another card!

I was so pleased with the sunflower that I just had to try another color to see if the results would be as stunning....what do you think?

NavyHere's a close up of the flower...

Navy close upIt's so fun to experiment with different colors and see how many varieties you can create! The Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper is an excellent 6 x 6 stack with tons of designs to play with when creating with this flower die--there are so many colors and combinations that you can use almost any color in your cardstock palette to design a very stunning card.

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Night of Navy cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere this layer to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut the Misty Moonlight floral designer paper (Flowers for Every Season) 3 5/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to navy layer with liquid glue (note the navy peeps out on the right and left sides of the designer paper).

4. Cut 3 medium poinsettias from Night of Navy cardstock with the medium sized poinsettia dies (cutting & embossing dies). Adhere the centers with glue dots and adhere to card front with liquid glue. Cut a circle approximately 1" in diameter (Layering Circles Dies) from Shimmery White cardstock; adhere to flower center with liquid glue. Adhere 3 Misty Moonlight enamel dots to the flower center.

5. Adhere the flower unit to the card front with liquid glue.

6. Stamp "Happy Day" (Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set #148618) in Night of Navy Ink on Shimmery White cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch. Adhere to card front with dimensionals (#104430).

Your card is ready for sending!

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The Sunflower Secret

Want to know The Sunflower Secret? Today I'll show you how to create a really lovely sunflower using a secret die!! Check out the sunflower...

Daffodil

If you haven't guessed the secret yet, here's a close up of the sunflower...

Daffodil close up

OK, now you know the secret...we used the poinsettisa dies with the Daffodil Delight cardstock--isn't it beautiful. I love it when we can use a die for multiple uses...since the poinsettia is primarily viewed as a Christmas flower---we have now expanded the use for an all year die by changing the color of the paper and using a slightly larger flower center.

I used removable tape to hold the petal embossing die inside the open cutting die---this make it easy to do the cutting and embossing all in one step.

Here are the layered dies:

Dies

Here's how they are taped together with removable tape.

Tape

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Flowers for Every Season designer paper 2 1/4 X 5 1/2, adhere to bottom front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Misty Moonlight ribbon approximately 18", tie around card front over edge of designer paper and tie in a knot. (Slip a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place).

4. Cut 3 medium poinsettias from Daffodil Delight cardstock (see pictures of dies above). Adhere the centers with glue dots and adhere to card front with liquid glue. Cut a circle approximately 1" in diameter; adhere to flower center with liquid glue.

5. Stamp "Thinking of You" (Good Morning Magnolia #149298) in Night of Navy cardstock; adhere 3 Bumblebee enamel dots in an approximate triangle around the verse.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Stampin'Up! Just Announced 24 hour Stamp Sale

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15% off nearly 60 Select Stamp Sets
 
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The Secret to 40 Frost Shimmer Paint Colors

Today I'll show you The Secret to 40 Frost Shimmer Paint Colors! Tuesday we shared the secret to 40 colors of Champagne Shimmer paint (if you missed it click here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/09/40-shimmer-paint-colors.html) so I bet you have a clue as to how we'll get 40 Frost Shimmer Paint Colors..you are right, we'll be using the re-inkers again...the Frost paint give a different type of shimmer--it's more "frosty"....check it out...

Tinted shimmer paint - frost flower

..and a little closer...

Tinted shimmer paint - frost flower - close up

Imagine your favorite stamped image and now imagine it "frosted" in your favorite color! Awesome--go try it out! You'll be amazed at the difference a little "frost-ing" can make...it changes beautiful into amazing!

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase).

2. Cut Shaded Spruce 4 3/8 X 3 1/2; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/8 X 3 1/4, stamp the flower image (So Much Love stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink and stamp verse (So Much Love stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink in lower right corner.

    *Place one drop of Melon Mambo reinker on one end of an acrylic block and one drop of Shaded Spruce on the other end.   
    
*Add several drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint to each drop of reinker; mix well.
    *With a small paint brush color the image; when dry add 3 small rhinestones to the flower center
    *Adhere this layer to center of card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending.

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The Secret to 40 Shimmer Paint Colors

Today I'll show you The Secret to 40 Shimmer Paint Colors. That beautiful Champagne Shimmer paint adds tons of shimmer to any color that you paint it on (or sponge or dauber). But, did you know that if you are painting an image you can get 40 different colors of Shimmer paint...so you can paint an image stamped on white or vanilla and have some very gorgeous shimmery images! Check this out

Tinted shimmer paint - champagne leaves card

You can see the shimmer a bit better when we tilt it a bit to the light...

Tinted shimmer paint - champagne leaves

..and here's a closer look...

Tinted shimmer paint - champagne leaves close up

 

Here's the secret to the sauce...place a drop of one of the re-inkers on a clear block, pour a few drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer paint on the drop and mix well...using a paint brush, paint your new shimmer paint color on you image....it's so simple...with one bottle of paint you can create 40 new shimmer paint colors....not need to stock 40 bottles of paint!

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 4 5/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock  3 1/4 X 4 1/2, stamp 'thank you' (Beautiful Autumn stamp set) in Stazon Saddle Brown ink, put this layer through the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder (#152702); adhere to curry layer with liquid glue.

4. Stamp the maple leaf (Gather Together stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black in on Very Vanilla cardstock twice.

    *Drop one drop of Old Olive reinker on a large acrylic block and on the other end drop one drop of Pumpkin Pie reinker. Add several drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to each drop and mix well. 
    *With a small paint brush color one leaf with Olive and the other with Pumpkin
    *When dry, cut out leaves with the corresponding die
    *Adhere the Olive leaf directly on card front with glue; adhere the Pumpkin leaf with dimensionals

5. Cut approximately 8" of Embroidered ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to to of leaves with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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How to Create a Quick Reverse Design

Today I'll show you How to Create a Quick Reverse Design. Check out the card below...see how the top stamped image appears to be the reverse of the bottom stamped image? Makes a very lovely and quick card.

Mirrorcards

We're using the Beautiul Autumn bundle again. We used it Tuesday for a lovely wreath card...if you missed it, check it out here: https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/09/how-to-make-a-perfect-wreath-on-your-card.html.

The tiny leaf punches are just adorable..the intricate cuts add that spice to an already beautiful design. Changing the colors again with this card (just like the Tuesday design) will coordinate with any season.

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); run front through Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/4 X 4 1/2; lightly draw a pencil line horizontally through the middle of this layer.

3. Stamp leaf outline in Garden Green ink in the middle and once on each side; using the solid leaves stamp inside the outline with Garden Green and without re-inking stamp to the right and left of the middle image. Repeat with the two outer leaf outline images.

4. Turn the card 180 degrees, still working from the middle line repeat step 3 on this side of the line.

5. Stamp the stem with tiny leaves in Stazon Saddle Brown ink among the leaves as show in photo; turn layer 180 degrees and repeat. Erase any pencil line that may be apparent. Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

6. Cut  Crushed Curry 7/8 X 2 1/4; stamp verse in Stazon Black ink; cut Copper Foil 5/8 X 2 1/2--adhere to back of curry with glue dots. Cut Old Olive 1/2 X 2 3/4--adhere to back of copper with glue dots. Adhere to card front with liquid glue.

7. Stamp oak leaf in Stazon Saddle Brown ink on Melody Mango (4); stamp maple in Stazon on Cajun Craze (4); punch with respective punches.  Adhere under verse with mini dimensionals (see photo).

8. Cut two pieces of linen thread approximately 8", thread through loop of acorn trinket and tie in a bow and adhere to label with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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How to Make a Perfect Wreath on Your Card

Today I'll show you How to Make a Perfect Wreath on Your Card! We'll use the maple leaf stamp & punch from Beautiful Autumn Bundle for this card. That tiny maple leaf is just gorgeous--it's inspiring me to make several cards just because I love that punch & want to see what else I can do with it. It punches the foils beautifully too--no scratching or snags--just nice clean intricate cuts.

Here's today's card... Wreath card

Wreath card close up

How do you get that perfectly round shaped wreath? I used one of the Layering Circle dies &  traced a circle inside the die--this lays down the perfect pattern to follow when adhering the leaves.  It's so very easy to get that perfect shape.

You can change the color of the leaves & create your wreath for any color scheme or season--these cute little leaves are just perfect for any season.

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5 X 3 3/4:

    *Using the circle die that is 2 5/8" inner diameter (Layering Circles), pencil a circle in the middle of this layer.
    *Using the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, dry emboss this layer. (Note: draw the circle first so you get an nice smooth circle.

3. Stamp the small maple leaf on each of the following cardstocks in Stazon Saddle Brown ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, &Cajun Craze; punch with maple leaf punch

4. Punch the same cardstocks again with maple leaf punch (not stamping this time) & from Copper Foil (punch 3 of these) 

5. Start laying down the leaves with the stem on the circle & the top of the leaf following the penciled circle; alternate the stamped leaves & the unstamped leaves as you go. Adhere the leaves with glue dots.

6. Cut approximately 8" Bumblebee Gingham ribbon, tie in a bow & adhere to top of wreath with a glue dot.

7. Cut 2 1/2 X 3/4 Crumb Cake cardstock; stamp Thank you (Beautiful Autumn) in Memento black ink. Cut 2 1/2 X 7/8 from Copper foil--adhere to back of crumb cake layer with glue dots. Adhere to center of wreath with dimensionals. Adhere 2 small & 1 large pumpkin Artistry Blooms sequins (see photo). Adhere this layer to card front with glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


How to Do Reverse Embossing with a Twist

Today I'll show you How to Do Reverse Embossing with a Twist! If you were checking out the post on Monday we were learning how to do Reverse Embossing...stamping the image on white cardstock and sprinkling with clear embossing powder then heating that up! You could see the white image below the sponging of bright colors on top. If you missed it you can see it here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/08/how-to-do-reverse-embossing-on-a-card.html

Today we're going to create a 2-toned background by using a Soft Seafoam cardstock, embossing the image with clear embossing powder and then sponging the layer with Shaded Spruce--a beautiful dark green...then instead of white you'll see the soft lighter green where we stamped with Versamark and used the clear embossing powder on top...using this technique you create a beautiful 2-tone green background for your card design.

Daisy lane

Daisy lane cu

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies to creat this lovely card. If you place an order online and use this month's host code (VX3RSCVK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere this layer to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Soft Seafoam cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8:

    *Stamp the leaf image (Daisy Lane stamp set) in Versamark.
    *Sprinkle liberally with Clear embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny.
    *Sponge Shaded Spruce in circular motions over the entire surface of this layer.
    *With a clean soft cloth or tissue wipe in circular motions to remove any excess ink from the embossed images.

4. Stamp 'Friend' (Daisy Lane) in Shaded Spruce ink on Soft Seafoam cardstock; punch with Label Me Fancy punch (#151297); adhere to card front with dimensionals

5. Punch 3 medium daisies from Whisper White cardstock with Medium Daisy punch. Adhere these 3 together with glue dots; add large Daffodil Playing with Patterns Resin Dot to center of the daisy. Adhere daisy to left of the label with a dimensional

6. Add 1 large and 2 small rhinestones as shown in photo.

Your card is ready for sending!

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