Hand Stamped Cards

Snowfall Thinlets meet Silver Edged Cards & Envelopes

Still having a blast with the "November Only" products -- today Snowfall Thinlets Meet Silver Edged Cards & Envelopes! These silver-edged cards are gorgeous, elegant and ready to stamp---no prep work needed. AND....wait for it....the envelopes match the silver edging! You start with a professional look and it just gets better!

Here's today's card... 11-20-18 Snowfall meets Silver edged cards

This is a closer look at those cute tiny snowflakes... 11-20-18 corner

I used the small snowflakes in Snow is Glistening stamp set with Smokey Slate ink...the "white" area just needed something to spruce it up. Then I cut the super large snowflake flake with the die in Snowfall Thinlets (these are to die for...20 dies...ok, ok, I hear ya...LOL). The snowflake is attached to the card front with small dots of liquid glue. Then I stamped the lovely verse in Stazon Jet Black ink on a white banner; attached the banner to the snowflake center with dimensionals. 

These 2 stamp sets, thinlets, and trinkets are only available in November (after 11/30/18 they are no longer available for sale). You want to place your order now so you won't be disappointed if supplies run out. Stampin'Up! advises that these products are only while supplies last or Nov 30th--whichever comes first.

The Silver-edged cards & envelopes also come in Gold--so if you prefer Gold edged cards/envelopes (item #147901) you can pick the one you want.

Remember:
*Place your order before November 30th
*If you use this month's Host Code (437B9C7T) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's the supply list--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and you'll be in my store--place your order now before these products are no longer available.

 


Magic Border #2 with Everyday Label Punch

We're creating another fun card with the Magic Border #2 with Everyday Label Punch. Tuesday we created the fall themed card and today we're using different sized circles with a Christmas theme. (Note: if you missed Tuesday's project you can check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/10/quick-easy-magic-punched-border-with-stampinup-everyday-label-punch.html )

Here's today's version:  10-19-18 Everyday Label Punch - Timeless Tidings

Again we are simply cutting the Everyday Label punched cardstock in half on the long side and using these on the back for form the border. Cut in two

I'm going to give you step by step instructions below along with the supply list. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store for shopping.

Remember, if you use the current month Host code (CAT2BCAH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut designer paper (Under the Mistletoe) 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Use embossing buddy on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, stamp image (Timeless Tidings) in Versamark, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold. 

4. Punch out image with 2 1/4" circle punch; cut 6" of 1/8" Lovely Lipstick grossgrain ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to top of circle with glue dot. Cut circle from Real Red cardstock with 2 1/8" Layering Circle die, adhere to back of greeting circle with liquid glue.

5. Cut circle from gold glimmer paper with 2 1/4" circle punch, adhere to back of above with glue dots.

6. Punch 2 labels from Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut both in half on the long side (see picture above). Adhere these to the back of the circle unit with glue dots to the form a cross. Adhere this unit to the card front with domensionals (Item #104430)

Your card is ready for sending!

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Quick & Easy Magic Punched Border with Stampin'Up! Everyday Label Punch

Today we're creating a really Quick & Easy Magic Punched Border with Stampin'Up! Everyday Label Punch. Check out this fancy magic border around the circles on this card... 10-16-18 everyday label punch - falling for leaves

It's so easy and quick you'll wonder why you haven't done it before....punch out the Everyday label from a piece of card stock (make 2), then cut them in half on the long side  Falling pieces
Now you can adhere them to the back of the circle unit on the card for a really quick and easy magic punched border. How fun is that?

I'm going to give you step by step instructions below along with the supply list. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store for shopping.

Remember, if you use the current month Host code (CAT2BCAH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut designer paper (Country Lane) 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Use embossing buddy on Whisper White cardstock, stamp image (Falling for Leaves) in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold. Add 3 metallic gold pearls.

4. Punch out image with 2 1/4" circle punch; cut circle from Shaded Spruce with 2 3/8" Layering Circle die, adhere to back of greeting circle with liquid glue.

5. Cut circle from gold glimmer paper with 2 5/8" Layering Circle die, adhere to back of above with glue dots.

6. Punch 2 labels from Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut both in half on the long side (see picture above). Adhere these to the back of the circle unit with glue dots so the form a cross. Adhere this unit to the card front with domensionals (Item #104430)

Your card is ready for sending!

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Get Rooted In Nature Designer Paper in New Colors

Today we're going to Get Rooted In Nature Designer Paper in New Colors!  Yes, that's right! Did you know you can get Rooted In Nature Designer Paper in any color you want? Take a look at the below card: 10-12-18 Rooted

Do you recognize the images in each of those rich autumn colors? Don't you just love the way they blend so well together and that they match the Rooted in Nature stamp set perfectly?

Well, they should match because we used one of the stamp images to create this "designer" paper.  It's very easy and you can create it in any of the 50 Stampin'Up! colors...that means you can have this lovely designer paper to match any project you are working on. 

First you select a stamp and 5 cardstock colors that you want (I've listed mine below in the card directions). Select the inks to match and stamp away--stamping in the ink that matches the cardstock....how easy is that?  

I'll give you the simple directions for creating this card followed by the supply list. You can hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and order your supplies from my store. If you enter this month's host code (CAT2BCAH) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you order.

Card Intructions:

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

2. Cut 1 X 4 1/8 pieces of 5 coordinating colors (I used: Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive). Stamp the leaf branch image (Rooted in Nature stamp set) in the corresponding ink in a random pattern. Adhere these to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut 1 1/4 X 5 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock; stamp You are Wonderful (Rooted in Nature stamp set) in Merry Merlot. Stamp triple leaf in Old Olive; adhere 3 metallic pearls (gold) (Item #146282). Tie bow in Crumb Nature's Twine and adhere with glue dot.

4. Cut 1 3/8 X 5 1/2 Copper Foil adhere to the back of the above with glue dots. Adhere unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending..

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Antiquing Tin Tile with a Twist

Today we're exploring Antiquing Tin Tile with a Twist.  The tin tile embossing folder is one of the favorites this fall in the Stampin'Up! Holiday mini catalog...here's what it looks like with no embellishment (I used the new Galvanized Metallic paper) 10-8-18 Pre

Now it's very easy to "antique" this image by simply sponging with Stazon Jet Black ink....notice I sponged the right side and left the left side un-sponged so you can tell the difference. 10-8-18 Sponged

I used the antiqued image to create this really cute Christmas card (I'll give you the directions below)... 10-8-18 Deer card

But....if you know me at all you know that I love things that sparkle and shine....(you're thinking, did she really have to say that--the world knows!). You will notice that when you sponged with the ink it looks really cool and "old," however, that did tone down the slight shine on the galvanized paper.  So I thought....let's shine it back up a bit. I painted the tin tile image with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint...and behold a lovely sparkly shine added a bit of zip to the card again... 10-8-18 card with shimmer paint

Here's a close up of the painted area. 10-8-18 Close up of shimmer paint

I'll give you the supply list below--you can hit the Shop Now button or one of the product images and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now and if you use the Host Code for this month (CAT2BCAH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 X 4, rub embossing buddy over cardstock, stamp deer (Dashing Deer stamp set) in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder, heat with heat tool until shiny white.

3. Stamp JOY (Festher & Frost stamp set) in Real Red ink; adhere 3 red rhinestones. Adhere this unit to top of card base.

4. Run 1 1/4 X 4 Galvanized metallic paper through Big Shot in Tin Tile embossing folder; sponge with Stazon Jet Black ink; dry slightly with heat tool and rub off excess ink with tissue. Apply Champagne Mist Shimmer paint with brush and dry. Adhere this unit to bottom of card base.

5. Cut 14" red Satin ribbon, tie around card front at junction of the two top pieces.

Your card is ready for sending!

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What a crappy picture!!!

What a crappy picture!!!  Yes, it is and I apologize for it even though I tried everything I could think of to capture the glimmer of these Stampin'Up! Shimmer paints....I probably should have ditched this post but the actual results are so gorgeous that I want to explain how to do it and I want you to try it so you can see the dazzle yourself.

There's a secret sauce that I'll explain in a bit but first I'll show you the 'raw' painted paper and then the card....if you can imagine this paper with a sheen and shimmer all over the surface you'll begin to imagine how gorgeous this turns out.... 3 paintsWhat you can get an impression of is  mix of Vegas Gold and Bright Copper---then over the top of this is an overall coating of Champagne Mist--this gives the entire piece that extra gorgeous sheen....which I admit you cannot see in this picture and no amount of maneuvering or changing of lights would capture what I want you to see.

Here's the resulting card

Card2Yes, it's a nice card but you have to imagine the sparkly glimmer and sheen of these shimmer paints...please come see the sample or ask me for a small sample and I'll mail one to you...it's got to be seen to be believed!!!

I'll give you the simple directions below and a list of supplies....remember to use this month's host code (CAT2BCAH) if you place an online order--for each $50 in product that you purchase I'll give you $5 in Stampin'Up! product.

Card directions:

1. Cut 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 Glossy white cardstock
    *Sponge randomly with Gold Shimmer paint; dry with heat tool
    *Sponge the unpainted areas with Copper Shimmer paint: dry with heat tool
    Note: you can keep repeating this process until you get the depth of color you like
    *Lastly sponge the entire piece with Champagne Shimmer paint & dry.

2. Stamp Thanks (Floral Statements) in Stazon Black ink, dry with heat tool to assure ink is dried on this glossy surface.

3. Cut 4 7/8 X 3 5/8 Basic Black cardstock; adhere to back of stamped image piece with liquid glue

4. Cut 4 1/4 X 11 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, score long side at 5 1/2; adhere above piece with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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No Sponge Sponging

For all those who do not like coloring--even sponging--today we are doing No Sponge Sponging!  Aaaah, I knew that would grab your attention....this is a really fun quick way to get some multi-colors on your card with minimal effort and "no sponges."

Look at this card...see that multicolor layer under the leaf stamp? That is the "cloud" stamp from the Beautiful Blizzard (Stampin'Up!) & 3 lovely colors of ink that blend well. (Note: You don't have to clean the stamp between colors--see the instructions.) Leaf card

I used a wash of Wink of Stella which in real life looks fantastic...I did a close up here for you to see: Leaf

I used Melody Mango, Calypso Coral, & Pumpkin Pie--- lovely fall colors that blend to have the appearance of brushing the colors together. Such a simple technique & simple design & what an awesome resulting card!

Below are the directions--simple & quick with a couple of fun hints to save you time & money. Following that are the supplies you'll need & how to order them.

Remember:
*This is the last week to use your August Bonus Days coupons---after Sunday they will expire
*If you place an order online & use this month's host code(4UGP9PMX) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

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 cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8. Stamp the "cloud" (Beautiful Blizzard) near the top in Melody Mango (lightest color). Note: since we're working from light to dark ink pads & in the same color family you don't need to clean the stamp between colors --you do if you are going to repeat the card--clean after stamping the darkest color. Now ink up with Calypso Coral & stamp about 1/2" down over the first stamped image.  Re-ink with Pumpkin Pie & move down another 1/2" from the previous stamp.

3. Do a Wink of Stella Wash. Using your Heat Tool, dry the ink/Wink well.

4. Stamp the large leaf (Falling for Leaves, Stampin'Up!) in Early Espresso & immediately sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder; heat until shiny with Heat Tool.

5. Stamp verse (Falling for leaves) in Versamark; sprinkle with Gold EP, heat with tool until shiny gold; adhere 3 gold metallic pearls.

6. Cut Gold Glimmer 3 3/4 X 5 (note: cut out the center for use in another project leaving a "frame"); adhere the frame to the back side of the stamped image with glue dots; adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Stampin'Up! Buffalo Check Final Results

Today we're going to use some of those fun experiments from Tuesday in Stampin'Up Buffalo Check Final Results.

If you missed the Tuesday experiments, check them out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/09/buffalo-check-becomes-buffalo-plaid.html.

Today we're going to use a couple of those experiments using the same simple card design but altering the background and base card colors...you'll see what a difference some of the "mixes" will make to the overall card look.

For example, this card uses the Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock. I mounted this on a layer of Espresso and used a card base of Crushed Curry. Very pretty, right?

Curry card

Now here I used the Crushed Curry in on Whisper White cardstock. I mounted this on a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock and use a card base of Whisper White. I used the same So Saffron cardstock for the daisies and the same verse so you can just focus on the difference the background can make to the card.

White card

I'll give you the simple directions for the card so you can reproduce it. Below the directions is a list of supplies.

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

2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 cardstock for the middle layer--adhere to base with liquid glue

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 cardstock for the top layer (to be stamped on); stamp your Buffalo Plaid on this layer. Adhere this to the middle layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut 2 1/2 X 1 for the verse layer; Cut 2 X 1 1/8 gold glimmer for the under layer of the verse (use glue dots for this)--adhere this to the card front with dimensionals.

5. Stamp 2 daisies (Daisy Delight) in Stazon Jet Black ink on cardstock; punch out with Daisy punch. Layer one on the other with a dimensional and adhere to card front with another dimensional. Adhere gold Faceted Gem to the flower center.

This is a list of the supplies you'll need. Remember to use those Bonus Days coupons you earned in August (they expire after September. And, if you use this month's Host code (4UGP9PMX) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (the $5 coupons are deducted from the product total--so keep that in mind).


Graceful Glass Designer Vellum- Simple & Elegant

 Today we'll design a card with Graceful Glass Designer Vellum -- Simple & Elegant. The Designer Vellum is printed with black embossed images that alone are gorgeous, but when you add a bit of color to the underside of the design--becomes "simply elegant." 8-28-18 flowrs

Because the vellum has 12 single-sided designs (you get 2 of each design) there are endless possibiities for creating elegant cards. For today's card I used 1/4 of a sheet (meaning you can get 4 cards from a single sheet of vellum with this design).

I used the Blends (alcohol markers) on the back side of the vellum to provide that beautiful hint of color (you can color the front and get a bit more vivid color). I layer a piece of white cardstock under the vellum to give it that sharp contrast but you can mellow it down by leaving the vellum un-backed for a very soft effect.

I'll give you the directions to create this quick and easy card followed by the supply list so you can purchase your supplies to re-create this lovely card.

Remember. during August you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin'Up! (for redemption in September) for each $50 in product that you purchase.  Make sure Stampin'Up! has your most current email address.

Card directions:

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

2. On Whisper White cardstock stamp "happy birthday" (Southern Serenade stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink; punch out with 1 3/4 Circle punch, adhere 3 rhinestones. Cut 2 X 2 Basic Black cardstock, adhere circle with liquid glue. Adhere to card front with liquid glue (see photo for placement)

3. Cut strip of vellum from Designer paper (see photo for selection), trim top and bottom to make strip 5 1/2 long; color back of vellum with the following Blends: Calypso Coral Light, Old Olive Dark, Pool Party Dark.

4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 1 5/8 X 5 1/2; adhere vellum with glue dots (hint: place glue dots behind the colored flowers to avoid seeing these through the vellum. Cut black cardstock 1 3/4 X 5 1/2--adhere to back of white cardstock with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to card front next to the verse.

 Your card is ready for sending.

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Another No Cut Beautiful Card

 Tuesday we created a No Cut card and today we're going to create Another No Cut Beautiful Card. 8-24-18 leaves

(If you missed Tuesdays card check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/08/stunning-no-cut-cards.html)

This one doesn't have any coloring (good for my friend who does not enjoy coloring--although I saw you purchased the Watercolor pencils! LOL) except for the Wink of Stella on the leaves and that's not really coloring, right? Sparkle is always GOOD! Can you see the sparkle  8-24-18 leaves close up

Again we are using the Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes as our base--this means that beautiful watercolor background is already done---everytime it turns out beautiful because it's printed on the notecard for you. So the hard part is completed and all you have to do is stamp.

We're continuing to use the Blended Colors stamp set that is part of the exclusive limited edition bundle that is only availabel in August--or as long as supplies last---and since we are approaching the end of the month--my recommendation is to NOT wait....order now!

In addition to the bundle Stampin'Up! is offering a second set of Water color pencils...these may be available in the future but we are not sure at this point.

I"ll give you the directions for creating this stunning card followed by the brief list of Supplies. 

Remember
*August is Bonus Days...for every order you place for $50 (excludes shipping & tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5 that you can spend in September
*Blended Seasons stamps and thinlets are ONLY available in August--after August you will not be able to purchase them--in fact they are only available while supplies last.
*Holiday Mini Catalogs are in the mailboxes...if you don't have a demonstrator and would like one, please contact me--410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I'd love to get one in your hands.

*Please sign up for my Email List and you'll be kept up to date on new products, sales, new catalogs, scheduled, and more---just click on the Sign up button and you'll be all set.

Card Instructions:

1. Stamp the leaf design (Blended Seasons stamp set) in the left side of the Blackberry Bliss colored notecard; color the leaves with Wink of  Stella.

2. Stamp Thank you in Stazon Jet Black (Blended Seasons stamp set) on the right side.

3. Tie a 10" piece of white/silver twine around the card front in a bow.

Here is the supply list--click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--place your order now!