Hand Stamped Cards

The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever!

Today I'll tell you about The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! What would any thoughtful person want that is totally unique and awesome to receive?

A box of handmade cards from YOU!

And what would you enjoy more than giving them that gift but NOT spending a lot of time or money on the wrapping?

Answer: Put those handmade cards in the Acetate Card Box...but wait....let's do a bit of pizzazz...line the inside with some Designer Series Paper---check this out: Acetate card box front Acetate card box side

Then add a big red bow and a handmade tag...and you have the Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! Tag

You just can't beat giving or receiving handmade cards...the thought and care that goes into them and the receiver will be totally wowed by your thoughtfulness.

I'll give you the steps and measurements below and following that I'll provide you with the supply list. Remember that if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (KZ4ZW9AH), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, do you remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer series paper (Let It Snow) 10 3/4 X 5 3/4, score on the long side at 4 3/8, 4 7/8, 9 1/4, and 9 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and insert this like a tube inside the acetate box.

2. Add your cards and envelopes to the box--the number it will hold depends on the number of card layers that each card contains.

3. Cut a 28" piece of red ruched ribbon. Tie around box in a big pretty bow.

4. From the leftover piece of designer paper punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle; stamp Just For You in Stazon Jet black ink. Punch a 1 1/2" plain circle from Red Glimmer paper (#150427). Adhere the two circles with glue dots. Add 3 red rhinestones.

5. Use your Take a Pick tool and punch a hole in the top. Cut 12" Whisper White Twine and loop through the hole. Tie around the bow.

Your gift is ready for giving!

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


Christmas Time Suite Card with Coloring in "No Time"

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Today we're creating another Christmas Time Suite Card with Coloring in 'No Time.' 11-1-19 christmas time

This beauty is amazing since we are not doing ANY coloring--but look at the dazzling colors! The secret is that we are using the framelit to cut out the image from the Designer Series Paper...yes, that beauty you see as the centerpiece of the card is simply cut (not by hand but with the framelit) and adhered to the card front--it just doesn't get better than that. Check out the close up of the coloring with the embedded gold foil! 11-1-19 close up

Then by adding a glimmering ribbon, three gold glitter enamel dots and the two small lattices--we have a magnificent card with very little effort.

This card can be Christmas, Thank you, Thinking of You, Get Well, Anniversary, or Sympathy--whatever you need --it fits. Prepare a few of these to have on hand and use them for any occasion.

Wouldn't this Suite make a wonderful Christmas gift or a birthday gift for one of your stamping buddies? Such a quick shop and you are ready for gift-giving!

I"ll give you the simple directions for the card below..followed by the supply list....this Christmastime is Here Suite is available November 1st for one month only! You can download the brochure here Download 10.01.19_FLYER_Q4_OOP_USYou can order two ways

*Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. 

or

*Place your order online  (Click on the Shop Now button) and use this month's host code (KZ4ZW9AH) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock  4 1/4 X 4 1/4; cut two 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 gold foil strips. Adhere these to two opposite sides of the mossy cardstock with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut two single lattice strips with the dies and gold glimmer paper; adhere these to the sides of the card front with thin layer of liquid glue.

4. Using the rose framelit cut a rose with greenery image from the Designer Series Paper; adhere to mossy layer with dimensionals. Add touches of Wink of Stella to the berries.

5. Tie a bow with 8" of Gold Shimmer ribbon; adhere to bottom of rose image with a glue dot. Add 2 Glimmer dots (see picture for placement)

Your card is ready for giving!

Supplies: Click on one of the images below and you will be in my store---order your supplies right now--this suite of products is only available in November!


Christmas Time is Here Suite

Today we'll be using Stampin'Up!'s new Christmas Time is Here Suite! 10.01.19_SHAREABLE_Q4_OOP_NA




 This is a gorgeous coordinating group of products that can be used during the holidays and during ...new year. The suite includes 2 stamp sets --one outlines the magnificent roses and greenery (Cling stamp) and the other (photopolymer) can be used to "color" the lined image using the various colors you choose--the flower is separate from the leaves, greenery, pine cones, and berries which means you can color the image in 'no time.'

The winter roses are beautiful for holiday cards as well as just about any other sentiment you need---birthday, sympathy, get well, thinking of you--the list goes on! Below is my first card using this set...it's a very simple card using the single rose stamp and the "Merry Christmas" greeting...see that lovely lattice in the background--it's one of the dies included in this suite. The gold glimmery ribbon coordinates with the Gold Glitter Enamel dots---just a symphony of color, elegance and beauty.10-28-19 Christmas Time

I"ll give you the simple directions for the card below..followed by the supply list....this Christmastime is Here Suite is available November 1st for one month only! You can download the brochure here Download 10.01.19_FLYER_Q4_OOP_US

You can order two ways

*Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com before November 1st to place your Pre-order.

or

*On November 1st you can place your order online and if you use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Stamp rose spray on Shimmery white cardstock in Stazon ink (#101406). Using the coordinating photopolymer stamps, color the image with Real Red ink (#147084) for roses, Old Olive Ink (#147090) for the leaves/pine at the top and Mossy Meadow (#147111) for the leaves/pine at the bottom. The berries with no matching stamp are colored with Real Red Stampin'Write marker (#147155)&  pine cones are colored with Soft Suede marker (#147158). Add a bit of Wink of Stella (#141897) to the roses and berries.

2. Cut out the image with the coordinating die.

3. Cut the lattice from gold glimmer cardstock

4. On Shimmery White cardstock stamp Merry Christmas in Versamark & sprinkle with Gold embossing powder; heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Die cut with fancy label die.  Add 3 Gold Glitter Enamel dots.

5. Tie a bow in 8" Gold Shimmer ribbon and attach to top of label with a glue dot.

6. Cut 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 Mossy Meadow cardstock--using Tufted embossing folder--dry emboss this piece. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Mossy Meadow and score the long side at 4 1/4. Adhere dry embossed piece to the card front using liquid glue.

7. Adhere the lattice with a light coat of liquid glue; add the rose piece also using liquid glue. Top off with the verse using dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending.

Supply List: Below are the supplies used for this card that are not included in the Suite--these can be purchased now. The suite can be pre-ordered by calling 410 836 8016 or emailing sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com.


A More Dramatic Highlighting of Dry Embossing

Tuesday we tried a super easy technique and today we're going to try A More Dramatic Highlighting of Dry Embossing. (Remember dry embossing is simply the result of using an embossing folder with your cardstock inside and running through a die cut/Big Shot machine)

Here's a dry embossed image using the Country Floral 3D folder: Floral folder not sponged

Gorgeous image--just beautiful as it is....but we can use this dry embossed image as the total focal point by using our sponging technique....see what happens? Floral folder sponged

Same technique as Tuesday but we're using a slightly deeper color on our sponge...this makes the image pop off the page and take on a beautiful life of it's own.

I'll give you the step by step directions below and following that I'll give you 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 today.

Remember:

*Use your Bonus Day coupons in August before they expire 8/30/19
*If you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in STampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Rococo Rose cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; dry emboss with Country Floral embossing folder.

    a. Load sponge with Rococo Rose ink Inking sponge

    b. Using circular motions rub sponge across the embossed image. Sponging card

4. Cut 6" Rococo Scalloped Linen ribbon; adhere to this piece with glue dots. Adhere embossed piece to card front with  liquid glue.

5. Stamp Thinking of you in Stazon Jet Black ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and punch out with Timeless Label punch. Adhere to ribbon with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: here are the supplies to create this card. Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store to order the supplies today:


Easy Highlighting of Dry Embossing

Today I'm going to show you how to do Easy Highlighting of Dry Embossing.  Dry embossing is using an embossing folder with your cardstock inside and running it through a die cutting machine (aka Big Shot).  In the below picture you can see the dry embossed Woodland folder: Unsponged image

It's very pretty but it really stays in the background and can go unnoticed.  By sponging the images with a contrasting ink, the sponge catches on the raised images and really provides a highlight that brings the image to life...look at this... Sponged card

Really makes a difference, right? It is such an easy technique---you can experiment with different colors of ink to find the one that accents your card design best.

I'll explain the process in detail below and following that is a supply list. You can hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images in the Supply list and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now and start highlighting your dry embossed images.

Remember:

*Use your Bonus Day coupons in August before they expire 8/30/19
*If you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in STampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Real Red cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; dry emboss with Woodlands folder

    a. Load sponge with Smoky Slate ink Inking sponge

    b. Using circular motions rub sponge across the embossed image. Sponging card

4. Adhere embossed piece to card front with  liquid glue.

5. Cut Real Red cardstock 3/8 X 5; adhere with liquid glue to bottom of card front; cut 9" Real Red 3/8" ribbon, tie bow and adhere to red strip with glue dot (#103683)

6. Cut small dear from Silver Glimmer paper with die from Detailed Deer framelits; adhere to card front with mini dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: here are the supplies to create this card. Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store to order the supplies today:

 


Another Aquapainter Background Wash

Today we're going to play with Another Aquapainter Background Wash. We looked at this technique on Tuesday and it is so much fun that I just had to do another project with it.

If you recall some stampers were having trouble getting a nice background wash with the ink...so we are just adding some ink drops to the aqua painter barrel, filling with water and swishing the brush across the cardstock. I find the bigger aqua painter brush works nicely for the broad strokes of the wash.

Here's today's project. Blog 8-16-19 Sihlouette scenes

I used Pacific Point re-inker today and I want to keep the background showing as much as possible so I used the silhouette from Sihlouette Scenes for this card...isn't that backgroun awesome?

 

I'll give you the directions to create this card below and following that is the list of supplies you'll need. Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Remember...

*Use your Bonus Day coupons before the end of August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8; run through Beads & Baubles embossing folder; adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Add 10 drops of Pacific Point re-inker to the large aqua painter barrel and fill with water. Mix well. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/8 X 4 3/8. Swish the brush horizontally across the cardstock---there will most likely be some white and overlapping darker areas---this is intentional and adds a lot of interest to the background.

4. Cut 3 1/4 X 4 1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, adhere to painted cardstock with liquid glue; adhere this unit to card base with liquid glue.

5. Stamp verse (from Silhouette Scenes) in Stazon ink to Whisper White cardstock 1 X 1 3/4; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

6. Adhere rhinestones to card front.

Your card is ready for sending!

Below are the supplies you'll need for this card. Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:


Totally Awesome Easy Backgrounds in Seconds

Today we're going to learn to create Totally Awesome Easy Backgrounds in Seconds. Take a look at this card.... 8-13-19 Friend Like You

Isn't that gorgeous--and so very easy to do. If you were in class this past weekend you learned this easy technique. We've created cards before with the background 'wash' and many were having great trouble getting a pretty wash. I was getting ready for the class and was trying to find a quick and easy way to create the wash that was readily reproducible.

Here's my solution (and it worked really well for the entire class) that cause no moaning from any of the stampers. I added approximately 10 drops of ink refill to a large brush aqua painter (darker colors work a bit better) and filled the remainder of the barrel with water. Mix well and try out the mixture on scrap--adjust with more or less ink until you achieve the results you like for your card.

One of the useful things is that now you have enough inked-water to do several cards...the coloring goes very quickly by just running the aqua painter back and forth over the cardstock you are coloring...so it's quick, economical and very easy.

I'll give you the directions to create this card below and following that is the list of supplies you'll need. Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Remember...

*Use your Bonus Day coupons before the end of August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 8 1/2 x  5 1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/2 X 5 1/2, adhere to card base with liquid glue

3. Add 10 drops of Pumpkin Pie re-inker to the large aqua painter barrel and fill with water. Mix well. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 3/8 X 5 1/2. Swish the brush horizontally across the cardstock---there will most likely be some white and overlapping darker areas---this is intentional and adds a lot of interest to the background.

4. Cut 2 1/4 X 5 1/2 Basic Black cardstock, run through die cut machine using the cattails die (Friendly Silhouettes dies); adhere to bottom of painted cardstock with liquid glue.

5. Stamp verse (Friend Like You) in Stazon ink above the die cut; stamp the dragonflies in Stazon ink.

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 today!


Pretty Card Without Coloring

Today I'm going to show you another Pretty Card Without Coloring.  Isn't this a lovely card...see the shading on the blossom...but all this came from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Magnolia DSP

This close up of the blossom shows a bit of the sparkle on the bloom Magnolia dsp close up

I used the Layering Squares to extract the blossom from the designer paper--I used the scalloped edged one first. Then you can either use the larger layering squares for the backings or you can simply cut the squares to form the "framing."

I also added some Wink of Stella(#141897) to the blossom and it simply adds a bit of sparkly charm to the image.

I"ll give you the directions to create this card and following that is a list of supplies. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below to shop in my store. 

Remember:

*If you earned Bonus Day coupons in July, you can cash them in August.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (BW6M6NHM) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (remember that the $5 Bonus Day coupons reduced the base of your product purchase--so if you purchase $50 in product and use a Bonus Day coupon--it reduces the amount of product purchased to $45).

Directions for making the card:

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

2. Cut the striped designer paper (Magnolia Lane DSP) 4 X 5  1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut out the magnolia blossom withe the scalloped Layering square die; highlight the blossom with Wink of Stella.

4. Cut the following layers: 1 7/8 square of Gold Glimmer paper, 2 5/8 X 2 5/8 Garden Green, and 2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Basic Black cardstock. Adhere the blossom cut out to the glimmer paper with glue dots. Adhere the other two layers with liquid glue. Attach the layered unit to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Stamp Happy Birthday (Magnolia Blooms stamp set) in Jet Black Stazon ink.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Below are the supplies used to create this card. Click on one of the images below and you'll be shopping in my store. Order your supplies today.


Gorgeous color but no coloring--fastest card ever!

Today I'm going to show you a card with Gorgeous Color But No Coloring -- Fastest Card Ever! 8-6-19 Bird Ballad DSP

What do you think? Isn't that beautiful--and no coloring at all! I used a cut from the new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for the focal point...just a small Espresso border around it and you have one beautiful card. I used the Stitched Shapes oval die to cut out exactly the image I wanted...there are several sheets in the packet that lend themselves to this type of focal points on the card...so it's a great investment.

One of the useful features of this card is that there is no Greeting on the front--this means you have a card ready to go for any occasion--birthday, sympathy (or is that the same thing for some of us --LOL), get well, thinking of you...it could even be a wedding card! 

If you are like me....it's very difficult for me to cut into a pack of Designer paper--so I've begun purchasing 2 packages--one I can "save" so I'll always have it and the other one I can cut into! Crazy thinking, I know--but it works for me!

I'll give you the directions to create this card below followed by the supply list. Click on the Shop Now button and order your supplies today.

Directions:

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

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

3. Cut blush dotted designer paper (Bird Ballad DSP) 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Use the largest Stitched Shape oval die to cut out the bird image you want to feature on your card.

5. Cut scalloped oval (Layering Oval dies) from Early Expresso cardstock; adhere to back of DSP image with liquid glue; adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals

6. Cut approximately 8" Striped Organdy ribbon, tie in bow and add to bottom of oval with glue dot; adhere 3 small rhinestones to image (see picture)

Your card is ready for sending!

Remember:

*Those Bonus Day $5 coupons you earned in July must be redeemed in August--remember to use them
*If you place your order online and use this month's Host Code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you earn.

Supplies: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies right now!


Another New Color Stampin'Up! Linen Thread

Today I'll show you Another New Color Stampin'Up! Linen Thread.

This card is created with the wonderful new Host Set, Soft Sayings...the image below lends itself well to a bow at the stem...this time we used Old Olive and a dauber to dye the linen thread a beautiful Olive green that complements the Purple Posy flowers very well.


Soft springHere's a close up of the thread to get a better view of the color: Close up olive

I'll give you the directions below to create this card and following that will be the supply list. Order your supplies now to re-create this beauty.

Remember if you use this month's host code (BW6M6NHM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Purple Posy card stock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/5 (card base)

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

3. Cut the Purple Posy sheet of designer paper (Woven Threads) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to white layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut circle from Whisper White cardstock with largest circle (Stitched Shapes dies)

5. Stamp flower image in Memento ink; color with Dark Purple Posy and Light Mossy Meadow Blends; add Faceted Posy dots (see picture). Adhere to card front with dimensionals

6. Dye approximately 16" linen thread with Old Olive ink and a dauber; allow to dry. Tie in a bow and add to stem with a glue dot. Daube

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply list: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now to re-create this card: