Hand Stamped Cards

Solution to Your Stamping Problem

Love to stamp but time is short and creative juices dried up...here's the Solution to Your Stamping Problem!

Enjoy stamping but...
*Your schedule is booked for the classes you want to attend...
*Like to stamp with your buddies & they are busy at class time too...
*Want to create pretty cards but that creative bug hasn't bitten yet...
 
Here's a great solution for you--Sandi's Simply Stamping...because you SIMPLY do the stamping!
 
You get 2 Great designs (supplies for 5 cards of each design). This kit used the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.. SSS July-Aug Beautiful Friendship 1SSS July-Aug Beauiful Friendship 2
You can stamp them anytime, anywhere your schedule permits AND, if you like to stamp with your buddy, your buddy can purchase SSS too and you can schedule your "together" time when your schedules are clear.
 
Here's the good part:
All the prep work is done..cutting, scoring, dry embossing, die cutting, and bow tying.
The kit is ready to stamp and assemble!!  You use your stamps, inks, wet embossing supplies, and adhesive.
So you can have the fun and none of the design/prep work!!
 
Here's how it works
Purchase the SSS by July 20th
Kits will be ready by August 20th
(contains card supplies, you'll receive directions & pictures via email)
 
When you register you'll receive a list of supplies that you'll need which gives you plenty of time to get what you need before the kits are ready. You don't have to use the same stamps and ink colors that I use if you have something equivalent!
 
Order your SSS today before July 20th! (and have your buddy purchase one too so you can stamp together)
 
Call 410 836 8016 or Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com
 
Kits: $25 (shipping $7.90 flat rate if desired)
 
Remember when you place an online order and use this month's host code (B92RHQRC) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.
And during July, you'll receive a $5 coupon from Stampin'Up! via the email address you have on file with them for each $50 you purchase in product. (Be sure your email address is correct in your account--I cannot retrieve a code for you).
 
Here are the supplies you'll need when you receive your kit.  Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now so you will have them when your kit is ready!

Gorgeous Color with No Coloring!

Today we'll create a beautiful card with Gorgeous Color with No Coloring...here it is: 7-2-19 Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Am I right--isn't that color great....and another super benefit....there's no stamping either! This is one of those cards that you can create is mere minutes when you are in a crush..but the card looks terrific!

The secret sauce is that we are using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper--it has several sheets with lovely designs...the one used for this card have several images that would work well with the Layering Oval dies and simply layer with a contrasting color with the next sized up oval die.

One  last touch really sets off the bird images--that's a touch of Wink of Stella. If you know me for more than 5 minutes--you know I even sparkle up my dreams with a bit of Wink! (Didn't know you could do that? Just stick with me--you'll find tons of great uses for that Wink.)

I'll give you all the simple directions to create this cutie and following that will be the Supply List for this card..just click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store..remember...

*July is Bonus Days--for each $50 in product that you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5--you must have your current email address in their system to receive this. You will get to spend these coup0ns in August.

*And if you place your order online and use this month's host code (B92RHQRC) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax).

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; dry emboss with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder; adhere to card front with liquid glue. Using a quarter sponge (cut a sponge round into 4 pieces like a pie). sponge the brick image with Smokey Slate ink lightly to enhance the brick image.

3. Using the Layering Oval framelit that is approximately 3" at the longest part and find the image on the Bird Ballad designer paper that you like (I selected the 2 birds sitting on the branch. Cut this image with the die. Add a bit of highlighting with Wink of Stella (glitter pen).

4. Using the next larger Oval framelit (it will be scalloped) cut an oval from Bermuda Bay cardstock (#131197) (or your favorite coordinating color); adhere to back of DSP with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the card front with dimensionals.

5. Using approximately 9" of white with silver edging ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to base of the ovals with a glue dot (#103683).

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--just click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order now!


3 Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper - Act II

Today we're creating again with 3 Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper - Act II! Tuesday we created a gorgeous card using the 3 color Glimmer paper...I just had to do another project using this technique. Today I created a gift card with the colored Glimmer paper and then punched out the Butterflies (Butterfly Duet punch)...look at the results... Butterfly notecard

This is such a stunning effect--and it looks even better in real life...you have the lovely deep color partnered with the maximum sparkle in the Sparkle Glimmer paper...just a superb effect with little effort.

I'll give you the complete directions below followed by a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember to use this month's host code (9EAGCTMM) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 3 X 6, score the long side at 3 (card base)

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 1/2 X 2 1/2; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 3/8 X 2 3/8; stamp for you (Born to Shine stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink (see pic for placement).

4. Cut a 3 X 3 Sparkle Glimmer paper; with daubers (use separate one for each color) apply Melan Mambo ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, and Granny Apple Green ink working from left to right. Daubering
When you achieve the depth of color is what you like, punch out the butterflies (Butterfly Duet punch). Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Add rhinestones to the Butterflies (see picture) (Noble Peacock rhinestones).

Your gift card is ready to attach to your gift!

Supply List: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Tri-Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper

Today we'll be creating with Tri-Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper! Did you know Glimmer paper came in triple-colors?  Well, it doesn't, but we can create that ourselves---and the best part is that we can create it in whatever colors match our project! It doesn't get any better than that.

Now take a look a this tree silhouette... Tree silhoutte card

Isn't that amazing?  The Granny Apple Green merges into Pumpkin pie which merges into Crushed Curry...what an array of colors and what a spectacular focal point for the card. With that image you really don't need much else except a greeting which is exactly what I did.

The coloring is performed with the Stampin'Up! Classic ink pads and the sponge daubers. Because of the rough surface of the Sparkle glimmer paper the best technique is to bounce (or pounce) the color on instead of rubbing the dauber on the paper.  I find that if I hold the dauber on the ink pad for a count of 5--that's enough time for ink to absorb onto the sponge. Then I deposit the ink in a straight down motion (not rubbing). I keep up this process until I have the depth of color I want. Remember that when the ink dries on the paper it lightens a little bit--so go for darker and as it dries it becomes a bit lighter.

I'll give you the complete directions below followed by a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember to use this month's host code (9EAGCTMM) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 x 3 5/8; stamp Happy Birthday (Beautiful Day stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink (see pic for placement).

4. Cut a 4 X 5 Sparkle Glimmer paper; with daubers (use separate one for each color) apply Granny Apply Green ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, and Crushed Curry ink working from left to right lengthwise. Daubering
When depth of color is what you like, cut the tree silhouette (Sweet Silhouettes) using a die cut machine. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Adhere 3 green rhinestones (Noble Peacock rhinestones).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Today we'll create a card using Perennial Esssence Designer Series Paper that looks like a million dollar card! 6-18-19 Blog Perennial Essence DSP card

Isn't that gorgeous...and it only takes a couple of minutes to create this beauty because the designer paper does all that hard work for us. This paper is designed from a painting that has been transformed into this gloriously rich set of papers...each of the six designs is a stand-alone piece. In class this past weekend the ladies thought it was reminiscent of Monet's work.

I have to say that it was very difficult for me to make that first cut--once I accomplished the first cut and saw how awesome it looked on the actual card I was ok with the cutting. So I completely understand the angst of that first cut! (My recommendation is to purchase 2 packs---one to "keep" so I'll always have it and the other one to actually use.) Some day I might be able to cut into that first pack but today I just need to know I own it. (If you are not a conn0isseur of Designer Paper you will most likely not understand how I feel about "ownership"--LOL)

I will give you the step by step  directions for creating this lovely simple card and they I'll provide the supply list.  Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now and you can create this  card yourself.

Remember, when you place an online order if you use this month's Host Code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, remember if you want to join the new In Color club you must do that before 6/30/19...check out the details here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/06/get-the-new-stampinup-in-colors-on-a-budget.html

Directions for card:

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

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Perennial Essence designer paper (pick your favorite pattern) 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Using Wink of Stella, highlight the brushstrokes on a few of the flowers (you can't see this in the picture)---this will bring those flowers to life.

5. Cut 'Happy' from Sparkle Glimmer paper (die from Word Wishes die set); adhere to card front with liquid glue. Add 3 pink rhinestones (Noble Peacock rhinestones) around Happy.

Your card is complete and ready for sending--you'll definitely get raves about this one.

Supplies: Click on one of the product images below and order your supplies now to create this beauty:


How to Create a Square Wreath

Today I'm going to show you How to Create a Square Wreath. Square wreath

See how perfectly aligned those flowers are stamped...we're using the Layering Square Framelits as our template. If you remember Tuesday we used the circle framelits--today we're using the square one to keep our square stamping perfectly square. I'll give you the directions to create this card below following by the Supply List. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to order your supplies now.

Remember:

*The current catalog retires 6/3...many of our favorites are retiring--gone forever. Here's the list from the big catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and from the Occasions mini Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US. Place your order now before your favorites are no longer available.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me 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); Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and dry emboss with the Tufted folder. Adhere this layer to the card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 3/8. Using the square thinlet (1 7/8 outer diameter) placed in the center of this square, draw a light square with a pencil.

3. Stamp the small flower (Abstract Impressions) in Highland Heather on the square. Tip/secret: stamp each flower with the pencil line through the center of the flower---this way each time the flower will be equally above and below the template line. Turn the cardstock to help align the flower on the template--remember to  keep the pencil line coming through the center of the flower. Also, I stamped the corner flowers first and then filled in 2 flowers on each side.

Here are the stamps used from this set: Stamps

4. Stamp the small accent flower in Gorgeous Grape over the top of each above flower. Add Wink of Stella to sparkle it up!

5. Using the small leaf pair stamp randomly in Shaded Spruce.

6. Stamp "many thanks" (Itty Bitty Greetings) in Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406) in the center of the wreath.

7. Tie 9" of Silver edged ribbon in a bow and add to wreath bottom with a glue dot.

8. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of stamped square with liquid glue. Add this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list---click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Let Me Show You How to Do That!

See that perfect circle of flowers---Let Me Show You How to Do That!

Circle Wreath

It's very simple to get those individual stamped flowers in a perfect circle...we're using the Layering Circle Dies (Item #141705) as a template to stamp on. I'll give you the step by step directions below--you'll be amazed how simple and quick this is.

Remember:

*The current catalog retires 6/3...many of our favorites are retiring--gone forever. Here's the list from the big catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and from the Occasions mini Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US. Place your order now before your favorites are no longer available.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me 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); Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and dry emboss with the Layered Leaves folder. Adhere this layer to the card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4. Using the circle thinlet (2 1/8 inner diameter) placed in the center of this square, draw a light circle with a pencil. Circle pattern

3. Stamp the small flower (Abstract Impressions) in Lovely Lipstick on the circle. Tip/secret: stamp each flower with the pencil line through the center of the flower---this way each time the flower will be equally above and below the circle. Turn the cardstock to help align the flower on the circle--remember to  keep the pencil line coming through the center of the flower.

Here are the stamps used from this set: Stamps

4. Stamp the small accent flower in Real Red over the top of each above flower. Add Wink of Stella to sparkle it up!

5. Using the small leaf pair stamp randomly in Color Me Clover.

6. Stamp "Best Wishes" (Botanical Bliss) in Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406) in the center of the wreath.

7. Tie 9" of Silver edged ribbon in a bow and add to wreath bottom with a glue dot.

8. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of stamped square with liquid glue. Add this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list---click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Stampin'Up! Leaf Trim Turns Gold- the Midas Touch Trick!

Stampin'Up! Trim Turns Gold - the Midas Touch Trick! It's a fun and easy trick that will turn that really cute Leaf Trim into a shiny gold amazing trim...here's a close up of what it can look like after you perform the Midas Touch Trick! Gold leaf trim

Fun, right? Below is a card that I trimmed with the golden Leaf Trim...it's really cute in just green but adding that Midas Touch just takes the card to the next level of awesome, right? Gold leaf trim card

It's really easy with the silicone craft pad, Versamark ink, a sponge Dauber, Gold embossing powder and your Heat tool. I"ll give you the step by step directions for the Midas Touch Trick. Following that will be the list of supplies for the the trick and for creating the card too. I'll also provide the measurements for creating the card.

Order your supplies today and remember to use this month's Host code (6AXPWQXE) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Now for the Midas Touch Trick:

1. Place a strip of Leaf Trim on your silicone craft mat (I used glue dots to hold it down -- you can just roll off the glue dots when you are finished).

2. With a sponge dauber dab Versamark ink on the leaves and stem---you don't need to cover the entire leaf---leaving some green showing really sets off the gold. Sprinkle liberally with Gold embossing powder. Remove strip from mat and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

The trim is now ready to apply to your project! Isn't it quick and easy! Doesn't that just set off those leaves?

Here are the measurements for the card:

5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)
3 1/2 X 5 1/2 Share What You Love Designer Paper (leaf design)
3 1/8 X 3 1/8 Mint Macaron cardstock
2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Whisper White cardstock
Coloring; Aqua painter with Crumb Cake reinker, Crushed Curry reinker, Old Olive reinker
Stamp set: Animal Outing (this set is retiring from the big catalog June 3)

Here's the supply list for the leaf work and for the card.  Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your suppliesnow.


Mother's Day Card with Apron of Love

Mother's Day is quickly approaching so today we're creating a Mother's Day Card with Apron of Love -  Stampin'Up! This little stamp set is one that we only have for another few weeks--yes, it is retiring at the end of May. This little cutie can be used for anyone (not just Mom) by omitting the "Mom' stamp and leaving it blank or adding a different phrase....that makes this one of those cards that can be used for multiple occasions! 4-24-19 Apron of Love

You see a strip of lovely Designer Series Paper in the background--this is from Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper which is also on the retiring list!

I'll give you the simple directions for this card followed by the supply list--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you 'll be in my store....order your supplies while supplies last.

Note: We're losing a ton of our old favs at the end of May--you can still get these beautiful stamp sets guaranteed until May 24th..after that it will be as long as supplies last.  If you want the entire list of retiring stamps---you can download them here for the Big Catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US or here Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (1)

If you want the retiring list for the Occasions mini you can down load it here Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US or here Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (1)

Remember:

*All items on the retiring list are available as long a supplies last (stamp sets only are available through 5/24)!

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (SUV4YE3F) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $10 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, dry emboss with the Quilt Top embossing folder; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Designer paper (Tea Room DSP) 2 X 5 3/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue

4. Cut apron (Apron Builder dies) from Calypso Coral sheet (Tea Room DSP; cut strings and neck band from scraps of Calypso Coral cardstock (item #122925); adhere these to back of apron with liquid glue.

5. Cut scalloped pocket from  scrap of Whisper White cardstock (#100730); stamp Mom in Stazon; adhere to apron with liquid glue. Adhere apron to card front with dimensionals.

6. Punch small flowers from scraps of Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral cardstock using Itty Bitty blooms punch; adhere small pearls to centers and adhere to pocket top with glue dots. 

Your card is complete---now complete someone's day by sending this card with your warm wishes.

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and order your supplies now;


Simple Easter Card with Fable Friends

Today we're going to create a lovely Simple Easter Card with Stampin'Up! Fable Friends. This little cutie is great for everyone--who doesn't love a cute bunny? 4-9-19 Fable Friends Easter card

We're building on the base we created last Tuesday with the triple oval layer is quick and easy alternating the colors. Again, the stamping in the background gives the illusion of designer paper with just simple ink and cardstock. The small splashes of color are the Gala adhesive-backed sequins--no extra adhesive required!

I'll give you the card directions followed by a supply list---click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order what you need now.

Remember if you place an order online and use this month's host code (SUV4YE3F) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase (shipping & tax excluded).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Highland Heather 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, stamp vine (Hold on to Hope stamp set (#145780) in Gorgeous Grape ink in a circle; adhere to card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 ovals (largest plain and smallest scalloped ovals) from Whisper White cardstock); cut middle scalloped oval from Gorgeous Grape cardstock. Use liquid glue to glue the ovals together and then onto the card front center.

4. Stamp the bunny (Fable Friends stamp set) in Memento ink on white oval; using Light Petal Pink, Light Highlad Heather Blends and Wink of Stella, color the bunny; add adhesive backed sequins to background around bunny.

5. Stamp Happy Easter (You're Inspiring stamp set) in Memento ink on Gorgeous Grape cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch. Use dimensionals to adhere over bunny.

6. Punch bitty flower (Bitty Bloom Punch Pack) from a scrap of Grape cardstock; use glue dot to adhere to bunny's hand; adhere small rhinestone to flower center.

Your card is completed and ready for sending! Make someone's Easter a Happy one when they receive your beautiful thoughtful card.

 

Supply List: