New Stampin' Up! Product

Stamping At Your Convenience!

Are there times when you can't make it to class but want to stamp...well here's Stamping At Your Convenience!

It's called Sandi's Simply Stamping -- because you only stamp (and maybe color depending on the card design) All the other work will be prepared for you. (You'll only need stamps/inks, adhesive, wet embossing supplies/coloring supplies depending on the card design)

Here's how it works:

*I post the cards (2 designs) and the stamp set to be used with that set. Your order must be placed no later than Jan 20th.

*When you place your order I'll email you the complete list of supplies in case you need/want to purchase any.**

*By Feb 20th your packets will be ready for pick up (no shipping charge) or will be mailed to you (flat rate small box fee).

What's nice about this?

First....you can take this on vacation or do it at home, add to your card stash, stamp in the middle of the night if you want to--any time anywhere!

Second--all the Big Shot work and punching will be done for you--all the dry embossing (folders) and die cuts will be in your supply packet.

Third--you can use what you have on hand or you can use the stamp sets I use. All the embellishments used will be included in your packet--for example, this month the candle embellishments on the cupcake card will be included--we'll be able to use some really great embellishments!

Fourth--you'll also receive paper envelopes, all the embellishments, and will be emailed the complete directions for making the card with photos of the cards.

Attached is a complete brochure that lets you know what stamp sets will be used for the next 3 SSS. Download Brochure - sandi's simply stamping

Here are January cards using the Birthday Cheer stamp set.--you'll  receive  supplies  for  five  of  each design!Jan-Feb Birthday Cheer 1 Jan-Feb Birthday Cheer

Place your order now--call 410 836 8016 or email sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com--it's as easy as that!

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

**Remember Sale-a-bration is ongoing through end of March so for each $50 in product that you purchase you'll select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog--stamp sets, dies, designer paper, foil paper, ribbon!


Stampin'Up! Big Shot Die Image Organization

Today I'll show you how I manage my Stampin'Up! Big Shot Die Image Organization!

With the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini catalog products I've collected tons of new thinlets and framelits. I often can't remember which leaf die is in which set framelits. So I've developed a system that will help me quickly identify what images are in which set of framelits! Here's a close up of one set of dies... Single

I took the die set (Catch of the Day) and if there was a coordinating stamp (Best Catch) I stamped the image on cardstock and then die cut it. This way I'll know what stamps have a coordinating die. If there is no coordinating stamp I simply cut the image with the die.

I cut a contrasting piece of cardstock 6 X 5 1/2 (this way you get 2 pieces from a single sheet of cardstock) --this size will fit in one of the Stampin'Up! 6 X 8 cello bags (Item #102210, 50 bags in a pack). I adhere the cutouts on this cardstock and slip it in the cello bag. 

I cut another piece of cardstock (I used white) 3 X 6 1/4, scoring the long side at 1 1/2 inches.  On one side of this "header" I write the name of Suite/Dies/Stamps, the page number in the catalog...and now that I'm thinking about it---I would also include the name of the catalog.

Fold this piece on the score line and staple it to the top of the cello bag...now you have all the images and the relevant info about this set of dies. 

I'm storing mine in a plastic shoebox but one of my stampers thought it would be great to file it in a 6 X 8 album (#144764, p. 195 in the Annual catalog) which is an awesome suggestion!

Here are several of the ones that I have completed. Multiple

Now when I need a leaf die, I can quickly thumb through the cello bags and find just the right die in seconds rather than trying to see what they look like and what size they are in the catalog or opening up the die envelope and rustling through the dies...that just takes too much time for me. I need something quick and easy...so far, I've loved the efficiency of this!

Speaking of the new Occasions mini catalog...there are tons of great new products...if you don't have your own copy and would like one...contact me (just hit the button) and we'll get one to you. (In the meantime click on the Catalogs button and see them online)

Also, did you know that Jan - March is Sale-a-bration? For each $50 in product that you spend you can select something free from the SAB mini brochure---stamps, framelits, wooden elements, designer paper, foil!

Plus if you shop with me,  for every 4 SAB rewards you earn from Stampin'Up!, you will receive  a hand-decorated box of chocolates and a $5 coupon for Stampin'Up! products.

And, if you order online and use the current host code (UDWJNNDR) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me!

So, let's get started earning those Sale-a-bration rewards and the $5 Stampin'UP! products....go hit that Shop Now button and order you favorites from the new Occasions mini and the Annual Stampin'Up! catalog! Happy shopping!!


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.

 


Beautiful Gift Wrap with Lots of Sparkle

 

Today we're creating a Beautiful Gift Wrap with Lots of Sparkle.

What do you think? You can put just about anything in the box and the Window box top
recipient will be wowed! Take a closer look at the top--elegant sparkle and shine!Window box side

..this is that super large snowflake in the Snowfall thinlit dies that is only available in November or as long as supplies last (and we know that the White Velvet Paper is already sold out).

This is created with the Window Box thinlit die and put together with Tear & Tape. Then I cut the largest snowflake (Snowfall thinlits) and adhered it to the lid of the Window box with glue dots. I tied the box with the White Satin/Silver ribbon....it just doesn't need anything else, does it?

The other products are still available at this time...the Snow is Glistening stamp set, Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlets, and the Snowfall trinkets. You can download the the entire brochure here  Download 10.01.18_FLYER_Q4_OUT_OF_PUB_US

News Note: If you are on my mailing list you have already received 3 emails (11/14, 15, 16) with Super Santa Sales. There are 3 more to come 11/19, 20, 21).  This is my Christmas Gift to you for helping me achieve #13 in the US for sales this year!!!! And...I hit my $800,000 career sales this month! Wahooo! So if you are not on my mailing list...click on the Subscribe to my newsletter on the right side of the page and don't miss out on the goodies for sale--it's Christmas shopping time!

Below are the supplies you'll need. Just click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember:
*The Snowfall Thinlets (+ the 2 stamp sets & trinkets) are available ONLY in November or as long as supplies last.
*If you use this month's host code (437B9C7T) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's the Supply List:


Stampin'Up! White Velvet Paper + Super Sale

Unfortunately, the supply of Stampin'Up! White Velvet Paper has run out. Stampin'Up! has reported this morning that there will not be another supply as far as demo support knows, however, they have advised they will double check and let us know if this changes.

This was one of the fun products that Stampin'Up! is offering for the month of November or as long as supplies last. The other products are still available at this time...the Snow is Glistening stamp set, Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlets, and the Snowfall trinkets. You can download the the entire brochure here  Download 10.01.18_FLYER_Q4_OUT_OF_PUB_US

Today I want to show you a very quick and easy holiday treat that doesn't required much time and effort but is does look very  chic--try it as a treat at your place setting during the holidays, or as a sweet treat for one of your co-workers or just a treat if you are giving a gift certificate with a bit of chocolate....check it out... Iny treat box Top tiny treat box

Here's a better top view. This little cutie was created with the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes--they simply fold together (no adhesive needed), fill with a goodie and tie with a lovely ribbon. I used the reversible copper merlot ribbon. Then cut out a small snowflake (Snowfall Thinlets) from Gold Glimmer paper and tie to the bow with copper trim.  Quick, easy, and chic! Give it a try.

News Note: If you are on my mailing list you will be receiving 6 emails (11/14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21) with some wonderful Sandi's Super Santa's Sales.  This is my Christmas Gift to you for helping me achieve #13 in the US for sales this year!!!! And...I hit my $800,000 career sales this month! Wahooo! So if you are not on my mailing list...click on the Subscribe to my newsletter on the right side of the page and don't miss out on the goodies for sale--it's Christmas shopping time!

Below are the supplies you'll need. Just click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember:
*The Snowfall Thinlets (+ the 2 stamp sets & trinkets) are available ONLY in November or as long as supplies last.
*If you use this month's host code (437B9C7T) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's the supply list:


Fastest Gift Tag using Stampin'Up! Snowfall Thinlets

Today we're going to create a gorgeous gift box with the Fastest Gift Tag using Stampin'Up! Snowfall Thinlets!

 I just purchased a cute scarf as a gift and wanted to create a classy package for it...so I started with a Baker's Box (they are white so a great canvas to start the project), added some Poppy Parade ribbon and....wait for it....the fastest most sparkling gift tag ever....here it is: Bakers gift box

The Baker's Boxes come in packs of 8 white boxes (food safe too!) with the clear window on top...so sponging with your favorite ink is quick and easy (I used Granny Apple Green). I used one of the snowflake stamps in the Snow is Glistening stamp set to give some interest. Note: since the box surface is a bit slick and shiny...take care when stamping not to let the stamp move on the box surface. Stamp straight down and lift straight up for best results.

Baker's box stamped side

Tied the box with the Poppy Parade Textured Weave ribbon and then used the medium size snowflake thinlet  (Snowfall Thinlets) to create the base tag.

I added a banner stamped with "For You" (Snow is Glistening stamp set) in Garden Green ink--popped it up with dimensionals and looped it onto 12" Garden Green Baker's Twine (tied this around the Poppy bow). Gift tag

The stamps and thinlets are part of the Stampin'Up! November Only products--these products are only available through November 30th--or as long as supplies last! And they are selling quickly! My advice....order soon.

    *Snow is Glistening stamp set
    *Happiness Surrounds stamp set
    *Snowfall Thinlets
    *Snowflake Trinkets
    *White Velvet paper

Remember:

*These 5 products are only available until November 30th or as long as supplies last!

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (437B9C7T) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's the supply list...use the Shop Now button or click on one of the image and order your supplies now:


Stampin'Up! New Limited Edition Stamps & Thinlets

You've waited so long to see Stampin'Up!'s New Limited Edition  Stamps & Thinlets! Today you can see them--they will be available for sale Thursday 11/1/18--but ONLY for 30 days...after that they won't be offered for sale in any other catalog. Note: they will be available until 11/30 as long as supplies last

*Snow if Falling stamp set
*Happiness Surrounds stamp set
*Snowfall Thinlits Dies
*Snowflake Trinkets
*White Velvet Sheets

One of the great values with these stamp sets & thinlets is that they can be used for multiple occasions--not just the holidays--the snowflakes are great all winter and the stamps/thinlets in Happiness Surrounds are great all year round!
The complete brochure with pictures of these products is attached here  Download 10.01.18_FLYER_Q4_OUT_OF_PUB_US (as well as in the product images in the supply list) 

These awesome new products go on sale Thursday 11/1/18

To give you a head start on designing projects when your products arrive at your doorstep, I'm going to show you a simple but gorgeous gift tag (this could easily be turned into a notecard or a regular sized greeting card). 10-30-18 Snowfall Navy

Is that not the most gorgeous snowflake you've seen! The detail is totally beautiful...you don't need to embellish or enhance---it's just perfect as it is! I'll give you the simple directions to create this gift tag followed by the supply list.

Remember, these limited edition products go on sale Thursday 11/1/18 and will only be available until 11/30/18  or as long as supplies last!

Directions:

1. Cut largest snowflake (Snowfall thinlits) from Silver glimmer cardstock (use the Precision Base Plate for best results).

2. Cut large doily (Detailed Baubles Thinlits) from Night of Navy cardstock; punch hole near top with Detailed trio punch. Loop approximately 18" 3/8" Silver/White metallic edged ribbon through hole.

3. Adhere snowflake to center of doily with glue dots.

4. Cut small solid snowflake from Night of Navy cardstock, adhere to center of large snowflake with glue dot; adhere Clear expoxy droplet to center.

Your tag is complete and ready for the gift...or create a notecard or regular sized greeting card with this tag as the center focal point.

Here's the supply list--don't forget the Snowfall thinlits go on sale Thursday 11/1/18. Order all other products now by hitting the Shop Now button or click on one of the current product images below--use October's host code CAT2BCAH to ear $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase. (If you place your order in November use 437B9C7T)


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!

Supply list--order now by hitting Shop Now or clicking on one of the below images:


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).


Buffalo Check Becomes Buffalo Plaid

TToday we're going to have some fun with the new Buffalo Check stamp and show you how Buffalo Check Be,comes Buffalo Plaid. The Buffalo Check stamp was easy to miss in the new Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog--it's on page 38 right under tha cute little Spirited Snowmen stamp set...so it's easy to check out that set and completely miss this awesome Buffalo Check!

This is the stamp itself--it's the large size that fits the entire card front147794GI find that laying the rubber stamp on the table  (stamp side up), inking it, laying on the cardstock and the applying Block F to the top of that stack works great. Sometimes the large block with the mounted stamps can be a bit cumbersome for some hands to handle. This method works great for any hands and lets you place the paper very precisely where you want it:

Stamping sandwich

 This little cutie may look simple (and it is simple) but the options for creativity are almost endless...depending on what color ink you choose and the cardstock color--you can create endless numbers of "designer paper" for your paper-crafting needs. We're going to explore one set of options today....

This is using Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock: Curry

Here we are using the Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock:

White

And lastly, this is Crushed Curry ink on Very Vanilla cardstock:

Vanilla

Now Stampin'Up! has 52 colors (I'm leaving out Basic Black for obvious reasons) and the same number of ink colors (plus Stazon Jet Black ink)...so imagine mixing and matching inks and papers...if you multiply 52 X 52---that's a lot of combinations, right. (This may not be the right formula but I'm an artist--not a mathematician so just go with me here! LOL)

Now one more thing--I told you I'd show you a plaid--ok, here goes:

Buffalo plaid

So I stamped first with Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla, washed the stamp, and inked up with Mossy Meadow...I positioned the stamp so that the solid square of the Mossy ink would hit the blank square of the Curry stamped image...and here's what this looks like:

Now you see that there is an "aged" look to some of the solid squares--this is the way the stamp is dessgned...depending on the amount of ink on your ink pad, you will see more or less of this feature.

And, speaking of more or less ink on your ink pad--you will get lighter and darker images of the "check"  so this is another variation that you can play with in your experiments.

Check back on Friday and you'll see some final results of our experiments today!

If you try out some of these variations...send me a picture so we can share our fun with each other. Send the email to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Supplies I used today: