Hand Stamped Cards

How to create a One-Stamp Awesome Christmas Card

Today I'll show you how to create a One-Stamp Awesome Christmas Card. Take a look!

Trees

And, the design is really cute---it's all about the designer paper. We used the same designer paper (Trimming the Town) on Tuesday to create another card---if you missed it you can check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/10/how-to-create-a-christmas-card-with-no-stamping.html

Today's card simply punches out a hole in the primary designer sheet, adds one greeting, a bit of bling and 3 small die cuts to create another amazing card.

Now you can see how versatile one pack of designer paper can be...you have nearly unlimited ability to create really beautiful cards using one pack of designer paper and one stamp.

Remember that the Designer Series sale runs through October 31st and Trimming the Town Designer Paper 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 (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Pear Pizzazz 5 X 3 3/4, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut "tree design" paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; punch out a circle from the right side using a 2 1/4 circle punch. Lay this centered over the Pear layer and stamp Tis the Season (Tags Buffet stamp set #153612) in Early Espresso ink in the circular opening. Layer the designer paper on the Pear layer with dimensionals.

4. Die cut 3 small trees from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere those to the lower part of the circle (under the greeting) with mini dimensionals. Adhere 1 medium and 2 small rhinestones in an approximate triangle.

Your card is ready for sending.

 

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The Secret to Not Coloring

Today I'll show you The Secret to Not Coloring.  Often we want to create a card with great colored images but we don't have the time or energy to find our coloring tools and decide on which colors to use and what coordinates well with our cardstock...so here's the secret...don't color....use your designer series paper and it takes care of all those issues in an instant---

*saves you time--don't have to get out your coloring tools

*the DSP lists the colors that are in the DSP so you can choose the cardstock base, and

*the colors are already coordinated for you!

Doesn't get much better than that!

So where's the proof...

AppleSo here's the proof--cute card, right? It was super quick..I selected my designer paper--today I used the Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 pack--great designs in this pack that cover an entire year of needs. I then decided I wanted the apple to pop so used Very Vanilla cardstock as the base. No coloring but the card has plenty of color and pizzazz. Then just to add some interest...I used Artistry Blooms adhesive-backed sequins to add some extra coordinating color (without me doing the coloring)

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

Remember that the Designer Series sale runs through October 31st 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 (J34GCWB9) 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 Pumpkin Pie cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/8 X 4 5/8

    *Stamp "Hello" (Good Morning Magnolia stamp set) in black ink (e.g. Memento) on the lower right side
    *Run through Dainty Diamonds embossing folder
    *Adhere to Pumpkin layer with liquid glue

4. Punch Apple from Plaid Tidings designer paper with Apple Builder punch; punch stem from Early Espresso cardstock (#119686), punch the leaf from Mossy Meadow (#133676). Adhere these to the Vanilla layer using dimensionals--note: mini dimensionals will work best for the stem and leaf.

Your card is ready for sending!

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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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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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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!

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How to do reverse embossing on a card

Today I'm going to show you how to do reverse embossing on a card. What's reverse embossing...well, "embossing" is usually stamping with a wet ink, adding an embossing powder & heating with a special heat tool to melt the powder into a shiny raised impression.

Reverse embossing is using a clear wet ink (Versamark) & clear embossing powder--when you melt this with the heat tool--you'll see the color of the paper through the melted powder...then you can color over the top of the image--the image stays white (in this case because I used white cardstock) while the surrounding un-embossed area retains the color....here's our card for today...


Loyal leaves - reverse embossing

I'll give you step by step directions followed by the Supply List so you can order the supplies you need.  If you place an order online and use this month's host code (NY2B74S6) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directons:

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

2. Cut Cajun Craze cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8

    *If you have an embossing buddy rub this across the entire piece.
    *Stamp the leaf (Loyal Leaves stamp set) in Versamark across this piece
    *Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, shake off excess
    *Heat with Heat Tool until shiny white (clear)

4. With a quarter sponge (#41337) starting in the lower right corner and working diagonally, sponge the right diagonal half of this piece with Crushed Curry.  Work the sponge in circular motions.

5. With another quarter sponge starting about 1/3 of the way up from the lower right corner and overlapping the upper part of the curry, sponge Pumpkin Pie ink up about 2/3 diagongally.

6. With another quarter sponge starting about 1/3 down from the upper left corner and overlapping a bit of the Pumpkin color, sponge with Cajun Craze.

7. When finished coloring take a soft cloth or tissue and in circular motions go over the entire piece removing any excess ink sitting on top of the embossing powder.

Adhere this piece to the card front with liquid glue.

8. Cut approximately 20 inches of the copper metallic ribbon.Wrap around card front and tie in a bow on the left side above the middle of the card front.

9. Stamp "Happy Day" (Itty Bitty Birthday stap set #148618) in Stazon Saddle Brown on Crushed Curry cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch; adhere to lower right front with dimensionals.

10. Adhere one large and 2 small Artistry Blooms sequins (I used the Pumpkin ones) in an approximate triangle.

Your card is ready for sending.

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How to Make a Fuzzy Card

Today I'll show you How to Make a Fuzzy Card! If you enjoy texture in your cards--this is the card for you! Take a look...

Felt card

You can almost see the "fuzziness," right?  That's the Festive Felt from the new August-December Mini Catalog (hereafter called the Holiday mini). There are four sheets in a pack (red, green, white, expresso) and the sheets are 6 X 12 which gives you tons of material to play with.

These felt sheets cut beautifully with the open dies on the new Die Cut & Emboss Machine (coming September 1st --they cut as well on the old machines). I used the Freezin' Friends for this card---even those tiny white stars were die cut..isn't that amazing?

And then the brilliant red "Merry" was cut from that luscious Red Velvet paper. It also cuts extremely well with the dies on the new machine (it works on the old cutting machine too)!

I'll give you the simple steps to create the card. Following the directions you'll find the supply list--use that to order what you'll need to create this card.

If you place an online order using this month's Host Code (VX3RSCVK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase. Also, the month of August is Bonus Coupon cash in month! Those coupons you earned in July can be spent between August 4 and 31st.

Directions:

1. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Night of Navy cardstock, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut 2 1/2 X 5 1/2 white felt (Festive Felt) and cut diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner on the other side with the landscape die (Freezin' Friends dies).

Snowbank3. Lay one layer down with the wide side to the left; turn the other piece to the other side so the wide end is on the  righthand side.

Corss

Adhere these two pieces in this position on the lower front of the card base with liquid glue.

4. Cut 2 large and 3 small trees (Freezin' Friends dies) from the green felt; adhere these over the snow banks with liquid glue. Adhere 3 large red resin dots  to each tree (All the Trimmings elements)--these are self adhesive.

5. Cut 9 tiny stars from the white felt; adhere these to the "sky" with tiny dots of liquid glue.

6. Cut Merry (Word Wishes dies) from Red Velvet paper and adhere this to the snowbank with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending (and touching--it's a real touchable card)!

 

Supplies: Below are the supplies you'll need to create this card. Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today!

*153561 Freezin'Friends dies

*100867 Night of Navy cardstock

*153516 Festive Felt Sheets

*153490 Red Velvet Paper

*149629 Work Wishes dies

*153540 All the Trimmings elements

*149629 Work Wishes Dies

*110755 liquid glue

 

 


Part 2 of Many Mates

Today I'll show you Part 2 of Many Mates! Many mates is that bundle with a background die that is to "die for! We used it last Friday Part 1 of Many Mates   to create the below card:

154083G

#1This week we're going to take that piece we cut out of the die for the above card (where we inserted the white stamped layer) and create another beautiful card from the 'trash' from last week...(note the color appears darker below but the grid is the same piece cut from above).

Weel2

I love having a product that can be used so many ways to create unique and beautiful designs. This set also has some lovely verses that are very useful as well as 3 long border dies that can be use to create side borders or can be cut multiple times and layered for focal points on the card front.

I'll give you the simple steps to create the card. Following the directions you'll find the supply list--use that to order what you'll need to create this card.

If you place an online order using this month's Host Code (VX3RSCVK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase. Also, the month of August is Bonus Coupon cash in month! Those coupons you earned in July can be spent between August 4 and 31st.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Seaside Spray 31/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/8 X 4 5/8; adhere to Seaside layer with liquid glue

    *Adhere the portion of the grid we cut from last Friday's card and adhere this to the lower front with liquid glue.
    *Punch 5 Small Blooms flowers from Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhere to card front (see picture) with glue dots; adhere large Basic Pearls to the center of each.
    *Stamp verse (Strong & Beautiful) in black ink (e.g. Memento)

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Below is a list of the supplies used for this card. Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today.

154083 Many Mates Bundle

140272 Thick Whisper White cardstock

100730 Whisper White cardstock

150883 Seaside Spray cardstock

153081 Misty Moonlight cardstock

152316 Small Blooms punch

148732 Strong & Beautiful

110755 Tombow liquid glue

103683 Mini Glue Dots