The "taller" Pine Tree Punch--the secret tree punch trick

Today we're creating a gift box with The "taller" Pine Tree Punch - the secret tree punch trick.  Check out this really gorgeous gift box----great for gift cards, candy treats, small gift items...the list goes on.  It's super quick and easy to create this eye-catching box--and who doesn't love to get a gift that is dazzlingly wrapped? Gold mini pizza box 1

We're using the gold mini-pizza boxes that require no adhesive--they are ready to fold together and they are done!

Now, take a long look at those trees in the background of the decorative top....yes, you are correct...they are punched with the new Stampin'Up! Pine Tree punch...totally awesome punch....but, wait, the punched tree is not that tall! Right! It's not...so how did we get those trees to be that tall?

I'll tell you the secret--it's so easy...just cut the trees in half with your paper snips separate the top and bottom to make them as tall as you like--then we cover the separation with the greeting banner--tall pine trees! What fun and a great idea for your future projects.

I'll give you step by step directions followed by the supply list--order your supplies today and get those boxes created--you'll be so far ahead at Christmas you'll actually enjoy the holiday season.

Remember:

*The Designer Series Paper sale is going on until September 30th. Download the brochures here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US (1).

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Fold the mini pizza box on score lines and assemble

2. Cut largest scalloped circle die (Layering Circle dies) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

3. Punch Pine Tree from Shaded Spruce and from your favorite pattern of  Wrapped in Plaid designer paper (#149596); cut both in half. Adhere to circle (see pic) with liquid adhesive separating the top and bottom.

4. Stamp Merry Christmas (Perfectly Plaid stamp set) in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla cardstock (1 X 2 1/2); cut 1/4 X 3 Gold Glimmer cardstock; adhere this to back of Vanilla with glue dots. Adhere unit over trees on circle with dimensionals.

5. Adhere circle to box top with glue dots.

6.  Punch snowflake from Gold Glimmer with snowflake punch (Every Season Punch Pack); adhere to verse banner with glue dot.

Your box is ready for giving!

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


Fastest Snowman Treat Holder in the North

Today we'll be creating the Fastest Snowman Treat Holder in the North! Here's this fat little snowman holder... Snowman mini curvey keepsake box

Again we are using the Mini Curvy Keepsake die to cut the base--and this time we are using the Let It Snow Embellishment kit and that's what makes it so super easy...check out the carrot nose, coal eyes and mouth--yep, these are all in the embellishment kit..they have adhesive on the back so just pluck them off the backing stick them on and you are done!

Last Tuesday we created a really cute pumpkin treat holder--if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/09/diy-the-cutest-pumpkin-treat-holder.html

I'll give you the step by step directions for this treat holder and that is followed by the Supply list so you can order what you need to create these beauties yourself!

Remember:

*The Designer Series Paper sale is going on until September 30th. Download the brochures here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US (1).

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White cardstock; cut out curvy box with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die.

2. Create the face with the carrot, large and small coal pieces from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit.

3. At this point pop in you treat to the middle of the cut out. With a bone folder gently curve the box sides; fold together the 2 sides with the "handles" then hook the other 2 sides over the "handles." 

4. Cut a 15" piece of Real Red Curvy Ribbon (#150426), tie around the sides of the holder in a bow (see picture).

5. Stamp "Merry Merry' in Stazon Jet Black ink on Call Me Clover cardstock; cut out with oval die in the Curvey Keepsake dies.

6. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and thread through the tag hole, pull ends through the loop and tie ends around the "handle" of the box in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving!!

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


DIY - the Cutest Pumpkin Treat Holder

Today I'm going to show you how to DIY - the Cutest Pumpkin Treat Holder...and easy peasy! Curvy keepsake pumpkin

So isn't that cute! We're using the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies...there's just one piece to this cutie for the base. I stamped the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Buffalo Check and Pumpkin Pie ink--it adds just that awesomeness that makes him special. That little face comes from the Hello Harvest stamp set--and the tag is also from that set--using the Ornate Frames to cut out the sentiment.

I'll give you the step by step directions for this treat holder and that is followed by the Supply list so you can order what you need to create these cuties yourself!

Remember

*The Designer Series Paper sale is going on until September 30th. Download the brochures here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US (1).

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Stamp with Buffalo check stamp  (#151372) in Pumpkin Pie ink; cut out curvy box with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die.

2. Stamp the face in Stazon Jet Black ink.

3. At this point pop in you treat to the middle of the cut out. With a bone folder gently curve the box sides; fold together the 2 sides with the "handles" then hook the other 2 sides over the "handles" so it looks like this. Side

4. Stamp "Hey, There, Pumpkin!" in Stazon on Daffodil Delight cardstock; cut out with the Ornate Label die. Thread 2 pieces of 12" linen thread that are folded in half through the hole in the label. Thread the ends through the "fold loop."  Tie the ends in a bow around the "handle."

5. Punch 2 leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock with the leaf punch (Every Season punch pack); adhere near the 'handle" with glue dots.

Your treat is ready for giving!

Here's the supply list, click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!


Another DIY Treat Holder

Today we're creating Another DIY Treat Holder.  This one too is quick and easy...check it out Coffin treat holder

The base is already created for you---it's Stampin'Up! Coffin Treat Box...they are already cut and scored--all you do is attach the tabs with glue dots or Tear & Tape and they are ready to decorate. The decoration is also quick--I used the Spooktacular bundle (we used this Tuesday, if you missed it, check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/09/lets-make-a-treat-bag.html

I'll give you the step by step directions below and following that is a list of supplies you'll need. Just click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now.

Remember...

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*The Designer Series Paper Sale is only going on until 9/30--download the brochure here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US and order yours.

Directions:

1. Adhere all the tabs for the top and bottom of a coffin with glue dots (or use Tear and Tape #138995).

2. Stamp the sinister guy (Spooktacular Bash) in Memento Ink (#132708) on Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with die (Ornate Frames). Color outside the guy with Light Highland Heather Blend and go over the guys coat with Wink of Stella. Color his face with Soft Seafoam Blend (#148057).

3. Cut the small ornate frame from Silver Glimmer paper; adhere the stamped image to the front of the frame with glue dots.

4. Adhere this to the coffin front with Dimensionals. Adhere a skull & crossbones enamel shape above this.

5. Cut approximately 18" Black Scalloped Edge ribbon, wrap around coffin and tie a bow where the ends meet.

6. Stamp 'creepy' in Stazon Jet Black ink on Granny Apple Green carstock; cut out with framelit Ornate Frames); punch hole in end of frame. Cut 12" Whisper White Twine and thread through hole, tie around black bow.

Your treat box is ready for filling with treats and for giving! Enjoy

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


Let's Make a Treat Bag!

Today Let's Make a Treat Bag! The Halloween Treat Time is quickly approaching--it will be here before you know it--so let's get ready now! Isn't this a cutie? 9-10-19 Treat Bag

The smiling pumpkins are created with the Harvent Hello stamp set and the Apple builder punch--this super stamp & punch double hit as a pumpkin and an apple...today we're using the pumpkin! I love it when we can use a product for more that one application.

The bag is a paper bag you can purchase anywhere--you can even use the kraft colored ones for this project. The pumpkins and tag are quick and simple-- since the bag is ready to use--putting one of these together is super easy!

I'll give you the step by step directions below and following that is a list of supplies you'll need. Just click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now.

Remember...

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*The Designer Series Paper Sale is only going on until 9/30--download the brochure here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US and order yours.

Directions

1. On Pumpkin Pie cardstock stamp 2 pumpkins in Early Expressor ink. Stamp the face in Stazon Jet Black ink. Punch out with Apple punch.

2. From Early Espresso cardstock punch a stem with the Apple builder punch--adhere to the back of the pumpkin top with a glue dot. 

3. From Old Olive cardstock punch 2 leaves (Every Season Punch Pack) and attach to pumpkins near the stem with glue dots.

4. Stamp the 'swish' (Snow Front stamp set) in Granny Apple Green ink on the bottom of your treat bag. Adhere the 2 completed pumpkins with dimensionals.

5. Fill your treat bag with treats; fold down the top approximately 3 inches. Punch 2 holes about 1" apart near the top middle of the folded bag. Thread 12" of Basic Black Scalloped Edge ribbon through the holes & tie a bow in the front.

6. Stamp 'Have a Spooktacular Halloween' (Spooktacular Bash) in Versamark on Daffodil Delight cardstock; sprinkle with Shimmery Black (#149512) embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny black. Using matching die from Ornate Frames dies, cut out verse. Punch hole in top, thread 12 " linen tread through hole and under black bow--tie in bow. 

Your treats are ready to give!

 

Supply list


Solve Your "No Time to Stamp" Problem

Love to stamp but time is short and creative juices dried up...here's how to Solve Your "No Time to Stamp" 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 Perfectly Plaid stamp set.. Sept-Oct SSS Perfectly Plaid - Jolly Season
Sept-Oct SSS Perfectly Plaid - Woven Heirlooms
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 September 20th
Kits will be ready by October 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 September 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 (excludes the SSS kit itself) and use this month's host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.
 
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!

Stampin'Up! Designer Paper at a Bargain Price

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During September (beginning 9/4) get Stampin'Up! Designer Paper at a Bargain Price!

Ten beautiful designer series papers are on sale--Buy 3 Get One FREE (and the good news is that the $14.95 paper can be your freebie). In other words, you can buy 3 DSP at $11.50 and the Free one can be the $14.95 DSP (Pressed Petals DSP). Now that's a bargain!

We've had several recent blog posts using these beautiful designer series papers--now is the time to stock up so you'll be ready to go as you create some of those gorgeous cards featuring designer papers

Here are some links for you to check out for great card designs using DSP:

 * https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/08/pretty-pretty-without-coloring.html 

 * https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/08/gorgeous-color-but-no-coloring-fastest-card-ever.html

* https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/07/lots-of-great-color-and-shine-with-no-coloring-no-stamping.html

* https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/07/gorgeous-color-with-no-coloring.html 

* https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/06/perennial-essence-designer-series-paper-take-2.html

*https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/06/perennial-essence-designer-series-paper.html 

Now that your creative juices are flowing and you remember what wonderful cards and projects you can create with just Designer Series Papers...stock up now while the sale prices are in effect!

Order now while supplies are plentiful...click on the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember:

*Sale is from September 4 through September 30th--shop now! Download the brochure here Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Shopping List--Click on one of the images below and select your choices now--better  yet--get one of each and have your stash ready for your next creative project:


Turn All Your Old Stampin'Up! Stamps Into Cling Stamps

Today I'm going to show you how to Turn All Your Old Stampin'Up! Stamps Into Cling Stamps.

Prior to the Occasions mini and the New Annual Catalog, Stampin'Up! had Clear Mount stamps--these were the red rubber stamps that were designed to stick temporarily to the clear mounting blocks (thus called Clear Mount). Well admittedly they didn't stick well to the blocks temporarily or otherwise! LOL.

Now Stampin' Up! has designed the new Cling stamps (red rubber stamps with an amazing label that sticks really really well to the clear blocks).

So we now have in our stashes red rubber stamps that don't cling well...so today I'm going to show you how to convert those old Clear Mounts into Clings....it's pretty easy and you only need the excess Cling labels from any of your new sets (you can tell if your set is the new Cling by looking at the stamp case--at the top it will say "Cling Stamp Set.)"

New Cling Mount

Here we go...follow this step by step process (bookmark it in case you forget the steps you can always come back and review it)

Remove the label sheet from one of your new Cling stamp sets and cut out a piece from the excess (cut from an area that does not contain a printed label for your new Cling stamps). You can see below that I've already removed all the labels for my new set and all that remains is the excess that surrounded them.

Cut out piece from excess labelNext, using your paper snips, score down the middle of the shiny side (there's a dull side and a shiny side--right now we are using the shiny side)

Score the shiny sidePeel away the backing from both sides of the score mark (pull off the shiny backing)--you are uncovering the sticky part that will be used in the next step.

Peel shiny backing off

Now stick the uncovered sticky part to the back of your old Clear Mount stamp (the uncovered part is very sticky so place it properly the first time--you won't be able to move it well later). Press it down securely.

Stick to old clear mount label

Now with your paper snips, score a line down the middle of the paper backing (this is now the dull side of the label sheet)

Score the backing remaining on cling labelPull off both the right and left paper backings:

Peel off both sides of backing

Finish peeling off backingNow you have a "cling" stamp

New cling on your old clear mount

See how well it sticks to the clear mounting block

Adhered to blockIt's not really necessary for the "cling" label to cover the entire surface of your old Clear Mount stamp--if you cover about 75% of it the stamp will cling quite well to the block.

Now, the usual cautions will apply to your new stamp that apply to all Cling stamps:

*Don't leave them stuck to the block for long periods of time--they become very hard to remove from the clear block and might cause damage/tearing to the foam layer.

*Don't use Stazon Cleaner on these stamps because this cleaner will damage the "stickiness" of your new Cling label.

I hope this was helpful--if you have questions you can email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping or give me a call at 410 836 8016.

Now remember that

*You need to use your Bonus Day coupons (earned in July) before the end of August--August 31st is the last day to use them...click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store to order what you need and use your coupons.

*If you place an online order and use the September Host code (S6BF9NEB) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. NOTE: when you use your Bonus Day coupons you also reduce the amount of product that you purchase--keep that in mind if you want the $5 in Stampin'Up! product.


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: