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 - Take 2

Today we'll be using the  Perennial Essence DEsigner Sreies Paper  to create an amazing Gift Card. Ever  get caught with a really perfect gift, stuff it in a gift bag, and oops! forgot to get a Gift Card (and we definitely want the recipient to know that awesome gift is from me!). Never fear...that Perennial Essence Paper comes to the rescue...this paper has 6 fabulous designs and you can cut just about anywhere on any of them and have a perfect Gift Card design. Here's the one I created: 6-21-19 Blog Perennial Essesnce DSP Gift Card

Remember Tuesday I mentioned how hard it was to make that first cut--well today was not nearly so traumatic...once I had that first cut out of the way I'm ready to cut into every piece. So today I'm using one of the other designs for the Gift Card. One really great supplementary product is the 3 X 3 envelopes available in the catalog...so I don't even have to make my own!

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 Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 6, score the long side at 3 (card base)

2. Cut Silver Glimmer cardstock 2 3/4 X 2 3/4, adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Perennial Essence designer paper (pick your favorite pattern) 2 5/8 X 2 5/8; 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 'Love' from Sparkle Glimmer paper (die from Well Written die set); adhere to card front with liquid glue. 

Your card is complete and ready for attaching to your gift bag--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:


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:


A Great Storage Solution for Stampin'Up! Ink Refills

Today we're going to look at A Great Storage Solution for Stampin'Up! Ink Refills! Last week we discussed some great solutions for embellishment storage which prompted one of Sandi's stampers to share with us how she stores her Stampin'Up! Classic Ink Refill bottles.. Angie Gittles is the author of this solution...here's a picture of how she does it.... Half case for ink refills blog

As you can see she's using the Half Wide Stampin'Up! stamp cases...five refill bottles will fit in one case...good news is that these half-wide stamp cases will fit wonderfully in the new Stampin'Up! storage open cubes. Storage cases
(The unfortunate news is that the cubes are currently not orderable until we get a new supply--they are super popular). But never fear...you can order the half-wide cases now, get them ready to go and enjoy the organization of your refill bottles right now.

Angie, has done a wonderful job in preparing printed labels for her cases...I would probably be in too much of a hurry to do that neat job so I'd just have to settle for hand written labels..I really wish I had that much patience....maybe one day when I get organized! LOL Thanks very much to Angie for sharing her awesome solution with us today!

If you have a storage solution that you'd like to share--please email a picture of it, explain any pros and cons of using it and we'll share it with our fellow stamps--one day all of our stamp areas will be completely organized!!!

Below is the product code for the supply items...note--if you want to keep an entire family of refills in one case you will need to order the Full Wide stamp cases--you can place ten refill bottles in one Full wide case. These will not fit in the storage open cubes but they do stack very nicely along side storage units and are quite handy to grab sitting next to your work area.

Order your supplies today...click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store or click on one of the product images below and order yours now.

Remember, if you place an online order using this month's host code (9EAGCYMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Order your supplies now:


Get the New Stampin'Up! In Colors on a Budget!

Did you know you can Get the New Stampin'Up! In Colors on a Budget!

In Colors 2019-2020

Here are those lovely five new colors that we have to play with this year

If you are like most of us, we want them all and we want them soon! You can join the In Color Club and each month you'll receive one color of the following products:

*Cardstock
*Classic Ink Pad
*Classic Ink Refill
*Stampin'Write marker
*Ribbon

Plus:

*In month #2 pack of the Faceted Dots
*In month #5 pack of the In Color Designer Series Paper
Plus:
*In month 5 a FREE pack of multi-colored cardstock
(which gives you an equivalent of 5% discount on all the above)

See below pictures of all these products

Great news: you can select the order in which you receive the colors!! That's fun
(Note: Purple Posy Ink is currently under review for quality issues--
so don't select that in #1 or #2 just to make sure
you receive all the products in those months)

How do you join the club?

(Monthly Fee for 5 months: $40.58 includes shipping/tax on products you pick up at my studio)

*Download the brochure, complete and return to me Download In Color Club
(mail to Sandi Hartka@313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050 OR
scan and email to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com_

or

*Just Call 410 836 8016

or

*Just Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

But wait--how long is the offer available? 

Last chance to order on a budget is June 30th--Do it now!!!

Product in the In Colors on a Budget Club:

 

 

 


Clean Up Your Embellishment Mess

Today we're going to talk about how to Clean Up Your Embellishment Mess! I don't know about you but when I need to dig into my embellishments, I really hesitate because I know it means dragging out that box that is stuffed with those little round plastic embellishment cases and they are all jumbled up in the bin with some ribbon and bits of other stuff that should have been put away but just got dumped in the bin (to be put away when I have time)...here's one of my embellishment bins.... Embellishmnts before

And I don't have just one of these bins...I have multiple bins...it's really disasterous!

So I've tried stacking those little round plastic containers in the bins keeping them in tidy rows....I only needed to get into the bin once and my neat stacks were gone awry in two seconds.

I've tried putting those little round containers in zip lock bags but if I didn't seal them closed they spilled out in two shakes and it was a mess again.

In prep for receiving the new embellishments from the new catalog I decided it was time to do something about this mess in a way that it wouldn't happen again. 

I thought I needed something that was easy to open and close without much fuss because I have little patience when I'm designing...then I hit upon this...I decided to use the Full Wide Stamp cases---they are rectangular and snuggle up to each other very well...I can line them up in the bins and pull the entire bin out to the design table and (since I labeled the spine of the case) I can see in a glance which case I need to open. And even if I put the case back without closing the round plastic container--it's still all contained in the case! Embellishments after

I no longer have to dig through multiple containers or plastic bags...each is within easy reach and all lined up easy to read.

Now I keep multiple packs of some embellishments so I'm using the wide cases...if you only keep small amounts you may want to use the standard cases or the Half Wide cases...whatever works for your volume. You could also combine "like" elements in a single case and reduce the number of cases that you need.

If you are like me and like to keep small lengths of ribbon from the ends of spools--you can even label one for these bits--you can store a bunch of these in a single case.

So order your cases today--click on the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember:

*If you place an online order and enter this month's Host Code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up'! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*If you have not received your new Stampin'Up! Annual Catalog and do not have your own demonstrator, email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping and we'll see if we can get one to you...ordering begins at 2PM Eastern time on 6/4/19.

Here's the supply list for the products we mentioned today...click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies right now:

 


Secret Trick with the Stampin'Up! Take Your Pick Tool

Today I'm going to show you a Secret Trick with the Stampin'Up! Take Your Pick Tool!  

This is the great new tool we have to use for multiple tasks--pick up sequins, pierce out tiny pieces from dies, scoring with the stylus, scoop off embellishments that land in the wrong place...that's all very  handy.

Have you ever been wet embossing--you've rubbed the stamping area with your embossing buddy (to remove finger print oils or other moisture--to keep the powder just adhering to the inked image). Then you stamp your image in Versamark, sprinkle on the the embossing powder, flick off the excess and then.....yep there's a tiny spot of embossing powder right where you do NOT want it! Dang...and things were going great until then.  This is what I'm talking about..see just to the right above the "s"Excess embossing powder

Well, listen up--this is a great fix for you! Take the putty end of your Take Your Pick....looks like this... Putty

Then gently dab up the excess powder.... Picking it up

And this is the "after"----all gone! After
FABULOUS!!! Now you are ready to heat with the Heat Tool and your embossing will look perfect.

Now take your Paper Snips and just clip off the very end of the putty and you are ready for your next task with your Take Your Pick tool.  There's just a never-ending use for this super tool. One of the really great features is that you only need the one base tool and all the "tools" are simply screwed into an end...the piercing end and the stylus are both on the same part--just unscrew from your base tool, flip to the other end and screw back into the base. You are ready for the next task!

And...there's a new accessory for the tool...it's a Die Brush Tip (#149655)---I can' wait to put that baby to work!

Order yours today...hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store....

Remember:

*If you place an online order and enter this month's Host Code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up'! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*If you have not received your new Stampin'Up! Annual Catalog and do not have your own demonstrator, email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping and we'll see if we can get one to you...ordering begins at 2PM Eastern time on 6/4/19.

Here's the supply list for the products we mentioned today...click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies right now:

 


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.