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Creating a Tealight Card with Stampin'Up! Best Witches Stamp Set!

Today we're creating a Tealight Card with Stampin'Up! Best Witches Stamp Set. What fun to light the fire under the witch's pot and see the sparkling glittering above the stew!

Stamp set

When the room lights are turned off....

Dark

Turning room lights on...

LightSide view..

Side

A secret to the "glow" of the light is to line the inside with gold foil--the reflections & shine provide a lovely warm light giving the perfect effect.

Being one stamp we are hand-cutting to separate the pot to set it right above the tea light. We attached the pot with dimensionals on the window sheet lining the inside of the front panel.

The "stop" is the verse over gold glimmer paper attached  with dimensonals--this height catches the front panel & your card stands perfectly,

The designer paper is the Black & White set which coordinates wonderfully with Halloween designs--stars, dots, zig zag, stripes...etc. The black, gray & white complements all of the Halloween shades.

Stop back by on Thursday to see what else are up to with this set.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 12 X 4, scoring at 4 and 8." (Use 12 X 12 cardstock #124267).

2. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 3 3/4 X 3 3/4, adhere to front with glue;

    *Cut designer paper 3 5/8 X 3 5/8; glue to above layer.

    *Die cut circle (approx 2 3/8 diameter) from center of this front panel

    *Cut window sheet 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; glue dot to inside of front panel.

3. Cut gold foil 3 3/4 X 3 3/4, adhere to inside center panel with glue.

4. Cut gold foil 2 1/2 X 3 3/4, adhere to bottom inside section with glue---start approximate 1/8" from the fold line.

5. Cut 1 1/4 X 3 3/4 designer paper & adhere to the bottom panel beginning at the gold foil.

6. Cut Pumpkin Pie 1/2 X 2, stamp Best Withches in Memento ink.

    *Cut gold glimmer 1 3/4 X 5/8; adhere to back of verse with glue dots

    *Using 2 dimensionals adhere approximate 1/2" from front edge of bottom square.

7. Stamp image in Memento ink on white cardstock, hand cut images.

    *Color with Blends: Light Stary Sky, Light Parakeet Party, Light/Dark Fresh Freesia, SU900, Light Smoky Slate, Dark Daffodil, Light Crumb Cake

    *Adhere pot to window sheet with mini dimensionals; adhere the witch with dimensionals

8. Punch gold glitter star (Starlit punch); adhere to window with black mini dimensional.

9. Adhere 3 Fresh Fresia sequins above the pot.

Your card is ready to display!

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Another Lovely Quick Card Created with Stampin'Up! Artistically Inked Stamps & Dies

Today we're creating Another Lovely & Quick Card Created with Stampin'Up! Artistically Inked Stamps & Dies. Tuesday we created a stunning card using black as our contrast...if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/10/spectacular-quick-easy-card-with-stampinup-artistically-inked-stamps-ddes.html.

Today we're switching to white die cut...here's today's card...

Hues of happiness


...and a bit closer to check out the focal point...

Hues with

Tuesday's card was a rather uniform background color. Today we're using the Hues of Happiness designer paper and these colors graduate through the rainbow. The section we used as our background uses the deep deep pink flowing into the dark rich yellows. 

A black die cut would have been quite pretty but we decided to switch to white because with this designer paper we got a bit more contrast with the white. We also changed the butterfly to white.

Instead of using the Champagne rhinestones we are useing the Iridescent Rhinestones...these are absolutely stunning because they tend to change color somewhat to match or coordinate with the color they are set on. With the gem cut stones they catch the light and send out beautiful little twinkles.

Agian, this is another one of those card designs that would work well with most of the designer papers in this Hues of Happiness stack. What a fun set of cards you can create simply switching the designer paper behind the die cut.

Stop back next week and see what we're creating then!

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base). Put card front through Timeworn Type Embossing folder.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to card front with glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Hues of Happiness) 3 1/2 X 5; adhere to black layer with glue.

4. Die cut large floral image from Basic White cardstock; adhere to designer paper layer with glue

    *Adhere 3 large Iridescent rhinestones to large flower center and 1 medium rhinestone to 3 swirls (see photo for placement.

5. Stamp Hello in Memento ink in lower right corner.

6. Die cut small butterfly (Daffodil Dies) from Basic White cardstock & adhere to left of greeting with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Spectacular Quick & Easy Card with Stampin'Up! Artistically Inked Stamps & Dies

Today we're going to create a Spectacular Quick & Easy Card with Stampin'Up! Artistically Inked Stamps & Dies. I needed a beautiful card for a special person and I didn't have but a few minutes---and this is the card I created....

Flirty

and  bit closer look at the focal point...

Flirty cu

The beauty of this floral die is really hard to beat...using it is all you need for your central focus...using the black cardstock for the die cut layered on top of the designer paper from the Splendid Day set gives you that striking effect that highlights every detail in the die.  

We've added 3 large Champagne rhinestones to the center of the largest flower and medium ones to the center of 3 swirls...this color of rhinestone blends with many of our colors and appears to "match" perfectly. (Note: I've used it wtih Pumpkin Pie and Pale Papaya and this embellishment is also perfect with those colors.)

Then simply adding the sentiment and the little solid butterfly (Daffodil dies) completes the full effect.

It's hard to beat this card for beauty, simplicity and a short amount of construction time! It's a wonderful one to have in your stash ready to go!

Stop back by Thursday and see what we've done again with this set of dies.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base). Put card front through Timeworn Type Embossing folder.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to card front with glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Spended Day) 3 1/2 X 5; adhere to black layer with glue.

4. Die cut large floral image from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to designer paper layer with glue

    *Adhere 3 large Champagne rhinestones to large flower center and 1 medium rhinestone to 3 swirls (see photo for placement.

5. Stamp Hello in Memento ink in lower right corder.

6. Die cut small butterfly (Daffodil Dies) from Basic Black cardstock & adhere to left of greeting with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Creating a Dazzling Card with Stampin'Up! Soft Seedlings Stamp Set

Today we're Creating a Dazzling Card with Stampin'Up! Soft Seedling Stamp Set! Tuesday we used this set in creating a very quick multi-colored(but non-coloring) image. If you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/09/quick-multi-color-stamping-with-stampinup-soft-seedlings-stamp-set.html

Here's today's card...

Gold

and a closer look at the details..

Gold cuFor those of you who aren't in love with coloring or even the "non-coloring" multi-colors used on Tuesday's card...this card is for you! 

Simply ink up this single stamp with Versamark, sprinkle with Gold embossing powder and heat---that's it--the result is absolutely stunning! Simple, quick and easy.

The two gold layers are achieved with the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper which has recently become one of my favorite accent papers---there's a bit of the shiny foil and then it's toned down with the distressing...just simply a beautiful combo to bring some old-world elegance to a modern image.

Stop back next Tuesday and see what wonderful project we're creating next week!

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Very Vanilla 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Timeworn Type embossing folder & adhere to card front with glue.

3. Cut the following layers and adhere to card front in this order:

    *4 1/4 X 3 1/2 Distressed Gold
    *4 1/8 X 3 3/8 Very Vanilla
    *3 3/4 X 3 Distressed Gold

4. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2 X 2 3/4

    *Stamp image on cardstock in Versamark ink
    *Sprinkle liberally with Gold embossing powder; tap off excess and heat until shiny gold
    *Adhere to Distressed Gold layer with glue.

5. Cut approximate 8" gold cord, tie in bow and adhere to leaf stem with glue dot.

6. Adhere one large & one small brushed gold dots--see photo for placement.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Quick Multi-color Stamping with Stampin'Up! Soft Seedlings Stamp Set

Today we're exploring Quick Multi-color Stamping with Stampin'Up! Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. This beautiful stamp set features the maple leaf which is my favorite of all leaves. This stamp has the shading built in along with the most exquisite detailing in the leaf veins. Although we aren't using any of the greetings in our card toay the font included in this set is just perfect--a bit casual & flowing--just beautiful.

Capture

Here's our card for today...

Papayaand a bit closer look at the details in the stamped image...

Papaya ncuNow that we've discussed the features of this lovely stamp...here's how we managed to use 2 colors to get the deeper Cajun that flows into the rich Pumpkin Pie. I first inked the entire stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink. Then with a dauber inked with Cajun Craze apply ink onto the stamp around the edges only....now stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock and WOW what a stunning colored image.

Layering the Pumpkin Pie cardstock on the Pale Papaya dramatizes the Cajun contrast and projects your focal point quite nicely.

Stop back next Tuesday and see another Perfect Partner in use!

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Pale Papaya 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Timeworn Type embossing folder & adhere to card front with glue.

3. Cut the following layers and adhere to card front in this order:

    *4 1/4 X 3 1/2 Pumpkin Pie
    *4 1/8 X 3 3/8 Pale Papaya
    *3 3/4 X 3 Pumpkin Pie

4. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2 X 2 3/4

    *Ink maple stamp with Pumpkin Pie pad
    *Using dauber apply Cajun Craze ink around edges only of stamp
    *Stamp image on cardstock
    *Adhere to Pumpkin layer

5. Cut approximate 8" Gold/vanilla ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to leaf stem with glue dot.

6. Adhere one large, one medium, & one small Champagne Rhinestone--see photo for placement.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Another Quick and Classy Card with Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps & Dies

Today we're creating Another Quick and Classy Card with Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps & Dies. Tuesday we used the large bouquet--if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/09/quick-design-with-stampinup-perfect-partners-fresh-cut-flowers-stamps-dies.html.

Today we're using one of the smaller bouquets and with some additional accent pieces...

Here's today's design:

Circle

And a bit closer to the focal point...

Circle cupWe used a set of concentric circles (Layering Circles dies) to cut the central gold wreath from Gold Foil. This classic look can support a wide variety of focal points. We added the Evening Evergreen glimmer sprig and a smaller gold glimmer twig to bring the bouquet to life. The added small flower cut from Distressed Gold Designer Paper peeks out from behind for some added character.

The Vanilla/Gold ribbon was a perfect complement to the card base and we added a bit more twinkle wih the 3 Pool Party sequins which are my absolute favorites from the holiday mini.

Stop back by next week & see our next creation.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Quatrefoil embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Layer 2 concentric circles (largest approximately 2 1/2" diameter and cut "wreath" from Gold Foil; adhere to card front.

4. Stamp small flower bouquet in Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock & color with

    *Light & Dark Pumpkin Pie Blends
    *Light Old Olive
    *Die cut

5. Adhere to card front with dimensionals

6. Die cut small open flower from Distressed Gold paper--adhere under top right bouquet.

7. Die cut large sprig from Evening Evergreen Glimmer paper--adhere under bouquet to left

8. Die cut small twig from Gold Glimmer--adhere to center of bouquet.

9. Cut approximately 8" of Vanilla/Gold ribbon, tie bow, adhere with glue dot.

10. Adhere large copper brushed dot to center of large flower

11. Adher 3 Pool Party Adhesive backed sequins & gems--see photo for placement

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Quick Design with Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps & Dies

Today we'll create a Quick Design with Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps & Dies, Through September only 6 stamp sets in the current catalogs will have coordinating dies available.These dies are called Perfect Partners & are only available from 9/1 - 9/30 OR as long as supplies last--which ever comes first. If you want to see all the Perfect Partners click here Download PROMOTIONAL_FLYER_Q3_OOP_PERFECT_PARTNERS_0822_US apples

Today's partners are the Fresh Cut FLowers stamp set

 Stamps

and the Fresh Cut Stems dies (dies #160251or bundle #162519)...

DiesIn addition to cutting the stamped images the set includes a wonderful edge border die & a couple of accent images that are  not part of the stamp set.

Here's today's creation

Grid

... a bit closer looks the the primary image...

Gird bu

We coupled that border edge with the grid die (Chic dies) to provide bookend flourishes for our flower bouquet. Being able to die cut the flower image means we can use accent pieces that are not possible when you have to stamp directly on the cardstock--you can't place anything underneath (there are techniques to do that but they are a bit time-consuming & I'm usually too lazy to do them).

Using the bud spring die with the Evening Evergreen Glimmer paper added a bit of glamour to our simple flowers. The gold foil grid on the right adds a pretty soft shine that brightens the entire card.

Stop back by Thursday & see our next creation with this set of partners.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3U7V) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, put through Timeworn Type folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut Petal Pink cardstock 3/4 X  5, use edge border die; adhere to card front approximately 3/4 in from left edge.

4. Die cut gold foil with grid die (Chic dies); adhere to left of petal strip

5. Cut DSP4 1/2 X 2 1/4; adhere to card front slightly over petal strip.

6. Stamp large flower bouquet in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock, die cut, & color

    *Light/Dark Calypso Coral Blends
    *Light/Dark Shaded Spruce Blends
    *Add Wink of Stella to flowers

7. Adhere to card front with dimensionals

8. Die cut sprig from Evening Evergreen glimmer paper; cut off small sprig  at lower right--adhere small piece above lower left leaves. Adhere remainder under the upper left flowers.

9. Cut approximately 8" Pale Papaya ribbon, tie bow, adhere with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below & you'll be in my store--order your suppies now!

 


Creating Another Sweet Card Using New Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Apple Harvest & Apple Blossom Dies

Today we're Creating Another Sweet Card Using New Stampin'Up! Perfect Partners Apple Harvest & Apple Blossom Dies. Tuesday we created a lovely apple card with this set...if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/08/creating-with-stampinup-new-apple-blossom-perfect-partner-dies.html

This die set is only available during September (or while supplies last) & coordiates with the Apple Harvest stamp set in the July Dec mini (holiday).  The all the new dies available now is in the brochure Download PROMOTIONAL_FLYER_Q3_OOP_PERFECT_PARTNERS_0822_US

Here's today's creations...

Flowers 1

& closer to the focal point...

FlowersWhen I saw these flower dies in this new set I just had to create with them--they are great used together for a layered look or singly so you have 2 sizes with which to work. 

The dies also prvide multiples of 2 leaf sizes--this permits you to cut many leaves with one cranking through the machine.

The flower centers use the Fresh Freesia sequins (Self-Adhesive Sequins and Gems) that jazz up the entire card front--these sequins are super sparkly. These are my favorite new embellishments in the mini catalog.

We're also using the super long label die here--that is so useful because we don't have many label dies that long in any other available die set...it's great to be able to stamp that long verse on a lovely label and place it on the embossed background.

I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the supply list.

Stop back next Tuesday and see another Perfect Partner in use!

Remember: If you use this month's host code (9ADV3UTV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Leave card open, place front only inside Timeworn Type embossing folder & run through machine.

3. Leave card open...place scalloped edge die about 1/2" from botton of card front (see photo), die cut

4. Cut designer paper 1 1/4 X 5 1/2, adhere to inside of back card base.

5. Die cut branch from Early Espresso cardstock; adhere to card front with glue (see photo)

6. Die cut 3 large & 3 small flowers from Fresh Freesia cardstock; layer with glue dots. Adhere to branch with glue dots. Adhere Freesia sequin to each flower center.

7. Die cut one large and one small leaf from Shaded Spruce cardstock--adhere to branch with glue.

8. Stamp verse in Memento ink on Basic White cardstock; die cut with long label die. Adhere to card front with mini dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!