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Treat Yourself to a Crafting Spa--Sandi's Creative Escape!!!

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Treat Yourself to a Crafting Spa

Come to

Sandi's Creative Escape

April 1st (9A - 6P)

Jarrettsville Gardens

3825 Federal Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084

 

A Pampered Day Away -Bring your projects** & create to your heart’s content!

**6 weeks prior to the Escape two Card Kit’s will be offered as an “add on” for your day; instructions will be included in the kits.
A list of supplies you will need to bring to make these kits will be provided to you.
(For those who may not have projects to work on that day or you just like the kits!)

You will be pampered all day with snack & beverages, you'll be served lunch and (this is best of all) you'll be treated to some fabulous desserts in mid afternoon. You'll be able to craft all day and/or participate in some planned activities that include an optional class, playing bing with awesome prizes (the final game usually have a prize over $80, and a raffle (Prize about $100). You will receive 4 gifts (one of them personalized just for you), each will receive a door prize (you won't believe these gifts), and you'll not have to answer the phone or email (unless you want to). You are welcome to socialize or just stay at your table and craft...bring your own projects or we can plan one for you. Come join us and have a wonderful day away!

Registration Includes

*1/2 of 8ft table + chair +floor space on your side of the table
A few full tables will be available for additional fee

*Special Surprise Gifts
*Door prizes
*Approx $40 Stampin’Up! Product in a commemorative bag
*All day: water, coffee, hot tea, light snacks
 *Lunch + afternoon dessert
*Make & Take
*Bingo
*Raffle -earn tickets for the big prize

Optional Additional Activities

*Add On Kits – 2 will be available approx. Mid Feb to purchase – Fee for each $25

*Optional additional – in class Fee TBD

*Optional Shoebox swap

*White elephant exchange

 

Registration:

Reservations are made with payment of fee

Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

Discounted fee through January 31st: $125 (full table fee $157)

Feb 1 – March 1st  or when tables are filled: $130 (full table fee $162)

Register NOW!!

Fees can be paid by

*credit card (phone: 410 836 8016),
*mail a check 313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill MD 21050
*or click on this link and pay with Paypal

Click here to pay with PayPal


Another Design Using Stampin'Up! Free Beautifully Happy Stamp Set

Today we're creating Another Design Using Stampin'Up! Free Beautifully Happy Stamp Set. Tuesday we created a NO coloring card. If you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2023/01/creating-a-no-coloring-design-with-stampinup-free-beautifully-happy-stamp-set.html

Here's today's creation...

Circle

...a bit closer

Circle cuWe're using the same major image as we used Tuesday but today we're coloring with the Blends. You can see when you compare the images that using the Blends deepens the colors compared with the stamped coloring.

Notice the plain circle behind the scalloped circle--this is the new Fine Shimmer--we used the Soft Succulent in this card---the green is such that it blends nicely with the Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron colors.

Again we used the dragonfly as the major embellishment--these little trinkets are quite lovely and are cut to catch the light from many angles.

The background layer is embossed with the Metal Sheet folder--this folder is shown with the motorcycle set and so naturally one would think masculine--but no...this little beauty works well with this feminine design.

Stop back by next week & see another Sale-a-bration item in use!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic white cardstock 4 X 5 1/4;

    *Put through Metal Place folder     
    *Cut approximately 16" Soft Succulent ribbon, tie around this layer and tie a bow; adhere to card front.

3. Die cut plain circle (approx 3") from Basic White cardstock

    *Stamp flower spray in Memento ink
    *Color with Blends: Light Fresh Freesia, Dark Pool Party, & Light Shaded Spruce
    *Add Wink of Stella to bud stalk
    *Stamp dots in Coastal Cabana (see photo)
    *Add large Freesia Milky Dot to large flower center; add 2 small--see photo
    *Add dragonfly with glue dot

4. Die cut plain slightly larger circle from Soft Succulent Shimmer; adhere to back of stamped circle. Use dimensionals to adhere this unit to card.

Your card is ready for sending!

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

 


Creating a NO Coloring Design with Stampin'Up! Free Beautifully Happy Stamp Set!

Today we're Creating a NO Coloring Design with Stampin'Up! Free Beautifully Happy Stamp Set! This set is truly a beautiful image using stamps to create the colored results.  The smart engineering of the "coloring" stamps is that you can add color to three separate areas---this means flowers, buds, & leaves can be different colors. 

You can earn this set  by placing an order for $100 from any of the catalogs during Sale-a-bration (Jan - Feb).

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Today's creation....

Rectangle

 bit closer look...

Rectangle cu

This stamp set is photopolymer (see through) which makes lining up the outline image & "coloring" image a breeze.  Since all the coloring is done with stamps--this is ideal for those not fond of coloring.

The close up captures the exquisite dragonfly--the photo doesn't do it justice--it catches the light & really adds zing to the card. 

This set also contains a set of dots which is super useful in  spots where you need something to get rid of the white space.

You'll see a peek of Freesia shimmer around the focal layer--the new Fine Shimmer paper--it contains Freesia, Succulent & Gold..these shimmers always add that extra interest.

The background folder is the Cane Weave--it's a stunning overall effect with a sort of medium draw of the eye....it works beautifullly with this image.

Stop back by Thursday & see another design using this set!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic white cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; put through Cane Weave folder and adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2 X 4 1/4

    *Stamp flower bunch outline image in Memento

    *Stamp focal flowers in solid image in Fresh Freesia
    *Stamp stalk of buds in solid image in Coastal Cabana + Wink of Stella
    *Stamp greenery in solid image in Shaded Spruce
    *Stamp dots in coastal Cabana

    *Add small Iridescent Rhinestone to large flower center

    *Using a glue dot add a dragonfly to upper left

4. Cut approximately 10" Fresh Freesia ribbon, tie in bow & add to stem with glue dot

5. Cut 2 strips 1/2 X 4 Freesia Shimmer---add to sides of stamped layer with glue dots

6. Cut Shaded Spruce 4 1/2 X 2 1/4 --add to back of above unit; add this to card front with glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Creating Another Card with Stampin'Up! Free In the Country Stamps with NO coloring!

Today we're Creating Another Card with Stampin'Up! Free In the Country Stamps with NO Coloring! Tuesday we designed a card with this same set but did a bit of coloring...if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2023/01/designing-with-stampinup-free-in-the-country-stamps-with-a-little-coloring-.html.

Today's creation requires absolutely no coloring! Some of our stampers don't enjoy the coloring experience...others are often in a rush and (even though they enjoy coloring) they don't have the time required. This card is for those stampers....

Road

The images in this stamp set (In the Country #160828) are designed to lend themselves to black and white card designs...they also have a calming atmosphere. This feature makes them ideal for many many occasions--get well, sympathy, birthday, anniversary, thinking of you....can you name an occasion for which this would not be a good image?

We used one of the Fancy Frames dies to create the 'frame' for the stamped image...so this adds tons of interest and focuses the eye on the country road roaming through the field into the woods.  Imagine an early summer evening as the sun is setting and taking a stroll down the lane enjoying a cool evening breeze as you relax into the evening.  That's what I feel when I see this image.

By adding a layer using the Timeworn Type embossing folder we've added just enough interest to the base card to give it a boost above just being "plain."

Stop back by next Tuesday & see another project created with a Sale-a-bration freebie.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

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

3.Die cut "frame" (Fancy Frames) from Basic Black cardstock.

4. Cut Basic White cardstock 1 1/2 X 3

    *Stamp image (In the Country #160828) in Memento ink (or other black ink since we are not coloring)

    *Adhere this layer to the back of the black frame--use small bits of liquid glue around the edges and attach it to the narrow black interior border of the frame

    *Adhere this unit to the card front.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Designing with Stampin'Up! Free In the Country Stamps with a LITTLE Coloring

Today we're Designing with Stampin'Up! Free In the Country Stamps with a LITTLE Coloring.  This pretty little stamp set has two beautiful images...and at first glance you may consider passing it by because it appears to need coloring. Well, I think there are several designs that would lend themselve to quick and easy cards with little to no coloring.

This is the stamp set...In the Country (#160828)

In the country

and here's our first card...

Stairway

As you can see, we did just a small amount of coloring--it makes the image pop--but if you really don't like to color you can just go with no coloring at all. Except for the door the coloring of the plants & flowers is done by dotting with the Blends markers--the images are rather 'vague' so that you don't have to worry about being inside the line....simply dot around the image with the markers.

This is one of those cards that is really useful for just about any occasion--birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you....well, you get the idea. So it's a good idea to make a stack and have them ready in your stash

The card design itself is quite simple--we outlined the image and the designer paper with a slim black borders--this helps add definition to these two parts of your card. All the cutting takes less than 5 mintues.

Stop back by Thursday & see another project created with a Sale-a-bration freebie.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic Black 3 1/2 X 4 7/8; adhere to card front.

3. Cut designer paper (Hand Pencilled) 3 3/8 X 4 3/4; adhere to black layer

4. Cut Basic Black 2 3/8 X 3 5/8, adhere to center of card front.

5. Die cut stitched rectangle (approximately 2 1/4 X 3 1/2) from Basic White cardstock

    *Stamp image (In the Country #1608280 in Memento ink.

    *Color with Blends markers: Dark Real Red and Light Shaded Spruce

    *Adhere this to the black layer

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Creating that Super Quick Card with Stampin'Up! Free Dainty Flowers Designer Paper

Today we're Creating that Super Quick Card with Stampin'Up! Free Dainty Flowers Designer Paper. Tuesday we designed a lovely "Go To" card with the same set of designer paper. If you missed it check it out here...https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2023/01/creating-with-stampinup-free-dainty-flowers-designer-series-paper.html

The card we are making today is so quick and easy you'll be able to make a stack in no time...here it is...

Thurs

and closer...

Thurs cu

So the first thing you'll note is that there is no stamping on here--that's right...this is all designer series paper. This is the two sheets that have the larger border of flowers on both the top and bottom of the sheet. So if you cut down the middle and then slice each half into 4 X 6" piecies you'll get six cards per sheet (that's 12 per pack of paper.

We added a band of ribbon tied in a bow across the stems to "tie" it all together. We also added one of my favorite embellishments--that gorgeous dragonfly to the field of flowers...I think we'll be using that a lot this spring...it's just stunning with lots of detail.

In addition, we've added a small bit of sparkle & shine with the Adhesive-backed Milky Dots. They come in 4 colors so will coordinate with tons of color pallets.

Stop back by next week and see another Sale-a-bration item that you can receive for free and how we are using it!

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8; adhere to card front.

3. Cut "border" sheet of the designer paper (Dainty Flowers) at the 6" mark across the middle (leaving 2 large borders of flowers).

    *Cut one of these at 4" (this leaves 8 X 6 piece that can be cut again at 4" to yield 2 more cards); trim the 6" length to 5 1/4. 

    *Cut approximately 16" of Parakeet Party ribbon, tie around the designer paper in a bow (anchor the bow with a glue dot).

    *Using a glue dot adhere a dragonfly (see photo).

    *Adhere one large and 2 small Petal Pink Adhesive-backed Milky Dots--see photo for placement

    *Adhere this layer to the mossy layer.

Your card is ready for sending!

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

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Creating with Stampin'Up! Free Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper

Today we're Creating with Stampin'Up! Free Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper. This beautiful set of 12 X 12 designer paper is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order. AND....the super part is that it coordinates with the Dainty Delight Bundle in the spring mini (p. 55). 

Here's a peek at the dsp--but it's always more stunning in real life!


Dsp
This is today's card...

Tues

& a bit closer look...

Tues cu

The design we chose to use for today's card is the smaller splashes of multiple flowers & greenery--there is a sheet using the same images but a bit larger. We cut the paper on the diagonal to add some interest. By adding the arch of leaves in Garden Green we tie the single images together & bring your eyes to the greeting. 

The greeting is from Go To Greetings which means you have 4 selections that will fit this label very well--that's one of the great features of the set--you can find just about whatever you need. This makes this card one of those you'll want to create a bunch to keep in your stash since it will cover a multitude of occasions.

Now, for one of the really fun features you've probably notices in the close up--that totally awesome dragonfly! Ohh  my goodness, I fell in love the very first glimpse I had of this embellishment! 

Stop back by Thursday & see another great card using this designer paper.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Melon 4 X 5 1/4, put through Cane Weave embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut designer paper (Dainty Flowers) 3 1/2 X 4

    *On the top 3 1/2" side, mark at 1" from right end...

1 inch

        *Place this in your paper cutter so that the 1" dot and the bottom right tip are in the cutting trough--cut.

Cut    *Place a mark at 2 1/2" from the right edge on the bottom of this piece--dot where my thumb is..then line up the dot and the top left corner and cut the diagonal

2 1-2 in bottom

    *Adhere this to the card front (see photo).

4. Die cut the leaf arch from Garden Green cardstock, adhere to card front

5. Cut white cardstock 1/2 X 2 1/5, stamp greeting (Go To Greetings) in black ink; adhere to card front.

6. Use a glue dot to adhere the dragonfly to the card--see photo.

Your card is ready for sending!

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

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Creating Another Cute Card with Stampin'Up! Adorable Owl Sale-a-bration Stamp Set.

Today we're Creating Another Cute Card with Stampin'Up! Adorable Owl Sale-a-bration Stamp Set. Tuesday we designed another card using this stamp set...if you missed it...check it out here...https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/12/creating-a-card-with-stampinup-adorable-owl-sale-a-bration-stamp-set.html.

This stamp set (Adorable Owl # 160269)is free when you purchase $50 in product (excludes shipping/tax) during January & February (Sale-a-bration).

Here's today's card....

Flower

a bit closer look...

Flower cuAs we mentioned Tuesday, this card base is simple and uses the triple layer for the focal point--thus giving depth to the image without really increasing the depth of the actual card.

The new Cane Weave embossing folder (#160580) is stunning--I'm finding it almost indispensible...it is a bit bolder that some of our overall designs, however it still adds tons of interest while not overpowering the focal point.

We've used the flo #wer garden stamp from the Playing in the Rain set (new spring mini #160551). Again we created the sky by daubering with Balmy Blue. The lovely flowerr in the 'hands' of the owl is created with the Petal Park Builder punch--this little treasure is going to be wildly useful in our spring card making!

Stop back by Tuesday & see another project created with a Sale-a-bration freebie.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic Whtie Cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Cane Weave embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White Cardstock
    *2 7/8 X 2 7/8    

    *2 3/4 X 2 3/4

    *2 1/2 X 2 1/2

            *Stamp flowers (Playing in the Rain #160542)) in Memento X 2: color the Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Granny Apple Green Blends

            *Dauber Balmy Blue for the sky.

            *Adhere the the larger cloud from Tuesday's card. (see photo)

            *Adere the 3 white layers together & adhere this to the card base.

            *Stamp the standing owl on white cardstock; color with Light/Dark Smokey Slate, Light Pumpkin pie, Light So Saffron, and Light Granny Apple Green Blends. Hand cut image & adhere to squares with dimensionals

            *Punch (Petal Park Builder Punch #160576) small flower from white cardstock; adhere large Iridescent Rhinestone in center & adhere to owl 'hands' with a dimensional.

4. Stamp "It's Your Day" on white cardstock, hand cut around greeting & adhere it below the owl & off the right edge of the square.

Your Card is ready for sending!

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

 

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Creating a Card with Stampin'Up! Adorable Owl Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

Today we're Creating a Card with Stampin'Up! Adorable Owl Sale-a-bration Stamp Set. You remember that to earn the Sale-a-bration free items you just purchase $50 of product and select the free item you want!

Today we've selected the Adorable Owl stamp set (#160269) with which to design our card...

Stamp set

Here's our card for today...

Kite...a bit closer l0ok..

Kite cuIsn't that little sweetie "adorable!"

We created a cute base using the new Cane Weave embossing folder (#160580)...we're going to use this same base for Thursday's card...it's often very nice to have a simple cute base that we can switch out several feature stamps depending on the occasion. The triple layer for the feature focus adds depth without adding much work or height to the card itself.

The sky is simply created by using a sponge dauber and the layering on the die cut clouds.

We've used the kite die from the Playing in the Rain set (#160551) in the new spring mini along with the cloud dies in that same set. This fun die is a 2-part die so that you are able to use 2 colors for designing the kite.

The super part of this card is that it will be good for any recipient....gals, guys, and kits---great for family, friends, coworkers...etc.

Stop back by Thursday & see another great card using this stamp.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember:

*If you use this month's host code (N62GAETS) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

*If you purchase $50 you can select from the Sale-a-bration brochure & receive a free product.

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 Cane Weave embossing folder; adhere to card front.

3. Cut Basic White Cardstock
    *2 7/8 X 2 7/8    

    *2 3/4 X 2 3/4

    *2 1/2 X 2 1/2

        *Stamp flying owl in Memento ink

            *Color with Blends: Light/Dark Smokey Slate, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Granny Apple Green

            *Dauber Balmy Blue around owl

            *Die cut clouds (3 piece die) from Basic White; adhere the small and medium cloud in the sky (Note: keep the larger cloud for Thursday's card).

            *Die cut the kite base from Granny Apple Green cardstock; die cut the kite overlay from Parakeet Pary cardstock...adhere this to the base kite. Use a dimensional on the kite to adhere it to the card--use a dot of glue on the string to hold it to the owl wing.

       *Adere the 3 white layers together & adhere this to the card base.

4. Stamp "It's Your Day" on white cardstock, hand cut around greeting & adhere it below the owl & off the right edge of the square.

Your Card is ready for sending!

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

           

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