Hand Stamped Cards

Geared Up Garage - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Class 1 card
 
Learn how to create this card quickly & easily!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set and/or framelits when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

A Pop Up Rainbow of Colors

Today we're creating a really fun card with a Pop Up Rainbow of Colors. It's a very simple design but the Wow factor is that awesome pop up of all the elements on the card front!

Happy day w balloons

Here's a side view so you can really see how terrific that looks all popped up:

Happy day w balloons side view

The rainbow of colors on both the words and the balloons is from the new Rainbow Glimmer paper...the colors range from deep red to deep purple...it's a graduation of colors each flowing into the next one that gives this fantastic rainbow--you can select any combo of colors you want simply by placing your die in the color zone that you want to capture.

The Pup Up is accomplished with the new Foam Adhesive Sheets...it's like having a sheet that is one big dimensional. Working with it is just the same as working with the regular dimensionals except that you want to adhere the cardstock to the sheet before putting it through the die cut machine--this way you cut the adhesive foam at the same time you are cutting the cardstock (in this case we're using glimmer paper).

I'll give you the simple steps to follow below as well as how 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 (TA9QZXJ3) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase. Also, the month of July is Bonus Days with Stampin'Up! and you'll receive a $5 coupon via email from SU for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Coastal Cabana 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; run through Parisian Flourish folder, adhere to cabana layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut adhesive sheet to approximate die size (Day from Word Wishes)

Cut sheet to die size

5. Cut a piece of Rainbow Glimmer paper the size of the adhesive piece

Adhere glimmer to sheet

6. Remove backing from adheseive sheet and adhere Glimmer paper. Place die over glimmer paper and run through die cut machine.

Die cut

7. Check backing to assure good cut through the layers; remove the backing and ahere to card front.

8. Repeat these steps for Birthday and for the Balloons (Happy Dies)

9. Cut 2 "strings" from the Happy dies fron Coastal Cabana cardstock; add one long string beside the Happy and cut the second balloon string to meet the first one. Adhere these strings with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Is That a floating wreath?

Look at that card---Is That a Floating Wreath?

Card

Hmmmm, let's look at the side...

Card side viewWow, the whole wreath is on a dimensional---how did she get dimensionals under all those little leaves on the wreath?

Answer: Foam Adhesive Sheets!!!  These are like our Stampin Dimensionals (those little hexagonals that are sticky on both sides) but this is a sheet-- a solid sheet demensional

152815G

There are 6 sheets (4 1/2 X 4 1/2) in a package so we have tons to use! I'm going to walk you through how to use them with pictures of each step. Below the directions is a list of supplies used to create this card.

If you need a pack of these (and who doesn't want these in there stash)--place an order online and use this month's Host code (TA9QZXJ3 )  and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (I select it) for each $50 in product that you purchase. Remember July is Bonus Coupon month---for each $50 in product that you purchase Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5 that you can use in August.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut woodgrain designer paper (In Good Taste) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, adhere to cardfront with liquid glue.

4. Cut a piece of Foam Adhesive sheet to fit die

1 cut foam to fit die

5. Draw pencil line around foam on the cardstock for the wreath

2 pencil shape on cs6. Cut cardstock on pencil line

 


3 cut paper around pencil

7. Peel backing from one side of the foam sheet (it doesn't matter which side)

4 peel off backing

8. Adhere cardtock to foam sheeet

5 adhere paper to foam

9. Lay die on top of cardstock

6 die on top

10. Put through die cut machine

7 put through die cut machine

Note: for intricate designs be sure to rotate the die a couple of times and put back throgh the machine to make sure you get an even cut.

Here's the top

7-b top

Here's what the back should look like with a good cut--you should be able to see the cuts through the backing

8 check back

11. Pull away the waste, and remove the backing on the wreath, adhere to card front

9-a stick to card

Side view

9 peel off backing and stick to card

12. Cut 6 small flowers with dies from (Hippo & Friends) and adhere to wreath with glue dots; add rhinestones to centers.

13. Cut approximately 9" green gingham ribbon, tie in bow and adhere to top of wreath with a glue dot.

14. Stamp greeting (Celebrate Sunflowers) in Stazon ink.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store. Order the supplies you need now.


Forever Blossoms - Card Tutorials

Forever Blossoms - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Forever blossoms class 1 flamingo
 
Learn how to create this card quickly & easily!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set and/or framelits when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To Color or Not to Color, That is the Question...

To Color or Not to Color, That is the QuestionAnd the answer is---either is fine. It so happens the evening I was creating this cute card I was pretty tired and so lot's of coloring didn't appeal at that monent...so I designed this cutie without tons of coloring..however, if I were doing it this afternoon---I'd probably pull out all my Blends and go to town coloring. 

From all of us

The fun thing about the line drawings is that you can create really great cards without having to do tons of coloring--just depending on how you feel at that moment.

This stamp set "From All of Us" is really great for sending a group message to someone...however, you can use it even it if is just from you--the Happy Happy Birthday, and Thanks verses are just fine coming from one person...and who won't get a chuckle from these little critters all huddled up together. So have fun either from the group or from just you!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the supply list so you can order what you need to create this card.

Remember if you place your order online and use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order. And who can't find something awesome in the new catalog that you want!

Directions!

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

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 1/4 X 4, adhere to card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8:

    *Stamp animal grouping in Memento ink on right side; use Wink of Stella on turtle "spots", bird body, flamingo body, and monkey body.
    *Stamp tree in Memento ink; color with Dark Granny Apple Green (#154885) and Light Suede Blends.
    *
Add 2 large and one small Mango Melody Artistry Blooms self-adhesive sequins (see photo).

4. Stamp "We think,,," in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock; cut out with large circle die (Tasteful Textiles dies); add 3 small Melody sequins to label and adhere to card front with dimensionals.

5. Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today!


The Fastest Beautiful Card You've Ever Make!

Today we're going to create The Fastest Beautiful Card You've Ever Made!

With cardstock, a single embossing folder, a sponge and some ink...you can create this card...

Dandelion

We're using the  new Dandelion embossing..I'll show you what it looks like alone...it is so wonderful alone that it doesn't need much else to bring it to life. Here's what the folder looks like alone....

Foil dandelion

Notice the sequins--these are the Artistry Blooms sequins. They are self-adhesive and come in four colors (Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Rich Razzleberry). But don't let those colors limit the way you use these sequins--they blend very well with other colors in the same color family--for example, Mango Melody blends nicely with Daffodill Delight and Crushed Curry....so when you are looking for that perfect accessory--check these out--you'll probably find one that will coordinate.

I'll give you the quick step by step directions below followed by the supply list so you can order what you need to create this card.

Remember if you use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) when you place an online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'UP! product from me (I choose it) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

We have a new fun Facebook Group called Sandi's Sister Stampers...come join the fun and sharing...Sandi's Sister Stampers

Directions:

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

2. Cut Seaside Spray 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; put through the Dandelion embossing folder; sponge Seaside Spray ink lightly over the raised part of the embossing.

4. Adhere this layer to the card front with liquid glue; adhere one large and 2 small Cabana sequins in an approximate triangle.

5. Stamp "Birthday Wishes" in black in (e.g. Stazon) on Seaside Spray; punch with Classic Label punch; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results

Today I'll show you an Easy Way to Use Stampin'Up! Blends for Good Results!  

Here's the finished product...

So Much Love

Just follow these easy steps:

First, stamp image in Memento Ink (this ink is for alcohol markers = Stampin'Up! Blends); let ink dry before beginning. Use heat tool to speed drying.

Second work in one small area at a time to make sure your colors remain wet to blend. Usually I work on one large or a couple of small petals at a time...then repeat the process for each other petal. Lay down a layer of the Light color first over the entire petal,

Then moving quickly (you don't have to break your neck but don't dawdle either) lay a very narrow layer  (a narrow line) of Dark color near the inner part of the petal (that's where I want the "darkness" to appear).

Note: it's always easier to add more darkness later than to try to lighten too much darkness.

Next, moving quickly starting at the base of the petal (at the line of dark) brush upwards to the outer edge of the petal...do this along the entire base of the petal (always working from the dark line to the outer edge of the petal). As you go be sure you are smoothing out the edge of the dark line (this is why you want to start with an overall wet light base--to keep the inks wet so then will blend well).

When you have smoothed out the dark line your petal you look like the ones in the above picture.

This is not a difficult process-- you may want to practice a couple of times on scrap paper. I was amazed the first time I tried this technique how quickly & easily the process becomes after you do it a couple of times.

Let me know how you did when you tried this (leave a comment or send me an email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com).

The complete directions are below to make this card followed by the supply list to order supplies you need. If you use this month's host code (H64J4PR9) when you place your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product select by me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Soft Seafoam 4 1/4 X 2 1/2, adhere to card front with glue

3. Cut Mint Macaroon 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 adhere to card front with glue

4. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 4

    *Stamp image in Memento ink--dry well
    *Follow above directions for coloring using Shaded Spruce and Flirty Flamingo Blends

5. Stamp dots in Soft Seafoam ink

6. Stamp verse in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold

7. Add this layer to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on a product image below --you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Painted Poppies/Peaceful Poppies - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
 
Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
Class 1 card
Look at the knot--there's a quick trick that EVERYONE can do with no training
Learn how!

Sign up now and don't miss these!
Monday , Wed, and Friday mornings--you'll receive
    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
    *Link to website
 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016)
or
email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
If you order the stamp set or bundle(s) when you register for the tutorials
You'll receive 10% off
 
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Easy and Quick Beautiful Secret Silver Ribbons

Today I'll show you how to create Easy and Quick Beautiful Secret Silver Ribbons! Check it out...

Card with ribbon

Here's a closer look...

Close up

Haven't seen these silver ribbons in the catalog? Well, the secret is that it's not really ribbon--it's silver embossing powder! See how straight the sides are...it's super easy to lay a strip (in this card two strips) of Tear and Tape, sprinkle on the powder and heat with the Heat Tool until the powder turns shiny silver!  It can be done quickly, easily and it looks professional.

The base of these cards are the Notecards and Envelopes. There are 20 in a pack for $7--a really great deal and makes it easy to start without any cutting or scoring. You can simply start stamping.

The stamp set, Queen Anne's Lace, is brand new in the annual big Stampin'Up! catalog. It's a sweet little set with some terrific greetings that you don't find frequently such as "and I'll be right by your side" and "I know you have the strength to get through this"-check out  all the others below.

I'll give you the simple directions to create these cards followed by the list of Supplies you'll need to create this card...remember, if you place your order online using this month's host code (H64J4PR9) you'll receive $5 in STampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Magenta Madness cardstock 3 1/4 X 4 3/4; adhere to Whisper White notecard front with liquid glue.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/8 X 4 5/8; stamp flower in black ink (e.g. Stazon).

3. Stamp flowers in Magenta Madness; add Wink of Stella---be sure to dab only and not drag the brush--dragging will lead to bleeding (especially pinks and reds).

4. Stamp "Hello Friend" in Magenta Madness

5. Lay two parallel strips of Tear and Tape--leave the a bit longer than the cardstock so they can be wrapped around the back;remove paper backing from tape &  sprinkle liberally with silver embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny silver.

Card

6. Add three Magenta enamel dots to card front.

7. Cut approximately 9" of Magenta ribbon, tie in bow and glue dot to flower stem right above the silver ribbon.

8. Adhere stamped layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Simple Quick Easy DIY Lovely You Notecard

Today I'm going to share with you a Simple Quick Easy DiY Lovely You notecard.  I"m always on the lookout for cards that are relatively quick and easy because I'm usually in a rush when my stash is low and I need a card. The base of this one is the Notecards and Envelopes (in Whisper White)....this way we don't have to worry about cutting the base (already to go for you) or finding an envelope--the envelope comes in the pack. Very economical--a pack of 20 is only$7.

Here's our card:

Notecard #2

The background for the flower is created with two punches---so you won't need to go to your die stash and the embossing folder is one of the new ones (Old World Paper 3D)---totally awesome touch for this card.

Notice the flower is a single stamp--so how did we get the 2-color image? We used the Stampin'Write markers to color directly on the rubber stamp to get the two tone effect.

This little stamp set is very versatile...if you remember we used this same set to create a notecard last Friday...check it out here 

https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/05/its-new-lovely-you-stamp-set.html

I'll give the the step by step directions followed by the supply list...you can order what you need to create these cute notecards. If you place your order online and use this month's host code (H64J4PR9)  you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose for you) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

The Stampin'Up! new Annual Catalog is now live--this means you can order from it right now! If you don't have a catalog and/or a demonstrator please contact me and we'll get one to you right away so you don't miss out on the awesome new products (call 410 836 8016 or sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com)

Directions:

1. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 3/8, run through the Old World Paper 3D folder; adhere to notecard base with liquid glue.

2. Use the side of your Stampin'Write markers to color the flower and the stem/leaves directly on the stamp (Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green); stamp on Whisper White cardstock; punch out with Everyday Label punch.

3. Stamp verse in black ink (e.g. Stazon or Memento).

4. Punch the Everyday Label punch from Poppy Parade cardstock; cut horizontally down the middle with paper snips; spread the 2 pieces slightly and adhere to back of the white piece with liquid glue:

Lovely you notecard 2

5. Punch Label Me Lovely from Granny Apple Green cardstock and adhere to the back of the above unit with liquid glue; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Supplies: Click on any of the images below and you'll be in my store...order the supplies you need right now: