Creating another Fast & Easy Thank You Card

Today we're Creating Another Fast & East Thank You Card! Tuesday we created a thank you card that was super fast and easy---if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/12/fast-easy-thank-you-with-expressions-in-ink.html

Today we're continuing another quick card using the same pack of designer paper (Expressions in Ink)...this set of papers is packed with so much beauty that each design is perfect for creating a super fast card with little or no enhancement.  There's an array of colors so just choose one that is your fav. Here's our card for today...

Mint

And a bit closer...

Mint 2For layering we selected one of the darker tones in the paper and then pulled out the gorgeous gold foil with a layer of that right underneath the designer paper. Since this design is busier than the one we used on Tuesday I found that stamping 'thanks' directly on the design was less prominent that I wanted. So I cut a small piece of Vellum about the same size as the 'thanks', stamped on the vellum and adhered that over the paper. The vellum masks a bit of the brilliance of the paper colors but yet blends in so that it almost appears not to be there.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Gold foil paper3 1/2 X 4 3/4; adhere to spruce layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Designer paper 3 3/8 X 4 5/8; adhere to gold foil with liquid glue.

5. Cut Vellum cardstock 1 X 2 3/8; stamp 'thanks' in Memento ink--be sure to let this dry well before handling. Ink on vellum does not dry as quickly as other papers. You can speed this up by heating with your Heat Tool on low setting. Adhere this to card front by placing a glue dot under the bottom of the "h" and under the body of the "k"--this is done to hide the glue dot from showing through the vellum. We're placing the glue dot under a portion that is less likely to be noticed.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Fast & Easy Thank You card with Expressions in Ink

Today we'll create  Fast & Easy Thank You card with Expressions in Ink. Hopefully you enjoyed a wonderful holiday and now it's time to say "thanks" to those who remembered you in a gift, a phone call, or some other way to remind you how important you are to them. We're all in recovery mode and so time is short (as usual) so we want to say thanks but we don't have tons of time to spend creating an appropriate card...so Fast & Easy it needs to be!

Stampin'Up! has a wonderful array of gorgeous designer series papers...so why not let these lovely designs do all the work for you...just add some coordinating and contrasting layers and you'll have a beautiful way to say 'thanks'...so here's one using Expressions in Ink designer series papers...

Pink

And a bit closer

Pink 2

This beautiful paper doesn't need much enhancement which is superb for creating a quick and easy card. Simply cut the design section that you want, add a coordinating layer, followed by a contrasting layer and mount on a card base.  Stamp your verse--in a matching ink and add 3 sparkles...you are finished!

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

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

3. Cut Gold Foil 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Expressions in Ink designer papre 3 3/4 X 5 1/8; adhere to gold layer with liquid glue.

5. Stamp 'thanks' in Polished ink in center area; adhere 3 small rhinestones around the greeting--see photo for placement.

Your card is ready for giving!

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A Fastest-er Awesome Christmas Card

Today I'll show you A Fastest-er Awesome Christmas Card. Tuesday we did the Fastest Christmas Card--if you missed it--check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/12/fastest-christmas-cards-using-wonderful-snowflakes.html.

Well after giving it some thought I discovered and even faster Christmas card using the Wonderful Snowflakes...thus we have the 'Fastest-er' card...check it out

Cherry 1

And a little closer look...

Cherry cu

This little beauty uses the snowflakes just as they are--white and they contrast quite well on the Cherry piece of designer series paper (Sweet Stockings).  When displaying a completely white intricate embellishment (especially when it's to be a focal point) you look for a medium to dark background with little or no design. The pattern picked here is relatively dark Cherry Cobbler and it has a slight diagonal stitching design but not too bold. This background takes nothing away from the gorgeous snowflake in white.

Adding a couple of large opals to the center of the snowflakes gives them an addeitional sparkle of interest. Stamping the Merry in the same Cherry color does not draw the attention away from the snowflakes.

This lovely design can be accomplished in much less than 10 minutes and you can whip out 12 of these (2 sheets of designer paper) in about 20 minutes...who would guess?

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Designer paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8 (Sweet Stockings); adhere to white layer with liquid glue.

4. Adhere 2 Wonderful Snowflakes using glue dots; adhere a large opal to the center of each. 

5. Cut 1/2 X 1 1/2 Basic White cardstock; stamp Merry (Time of Gift-giving stamp set) in Cherry Cobbler ink; adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for giving!

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Fastest Christmas Cards Using Wonderful Snowflakes

Today we're creating one of the Fastest Christmas Cards Using Wonderful Snowflakes. OK, Christmas is nearly here & all those plans to create an outstanding handmade card...well, it' still possible. So we need something awesome & quick--grab those Wonderful Snowflakes & Peaceful Place DSP --it takes about 10 minutes--if you're doing more than one you can whip out several in 30 minutes. No one will know that it was a last minutes design that took only 10 minutes! 

Peaceful 2

Here's a close up of the snowflake

Peaceful cu

We first begin with a beautiful sheet of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper...you can actually get 6 cards from a single sheet and since there are 2 sheets of this design in a pack, you can create 12 cards very quickly.

Then we nab a pack of those Wonderful Snowflakes--but they are white, right? And white just doesn't show well on the scene so we whip the snowflake over and dauber it with Smokey Slate ink--now we have a fascinating contrast between the snowflake and background.  Stamp "Merry" in a beautiful Cherry Cobbler and this now adds that extra snap of color that pumps this card up to wonderful from just pretty.

Grab those Basic Rhinestones and add three sparkles in a triangle --now you have a truly stunning Christmas card and all in less than 10 minutes. If you have an extra 5 minutes you could emboss the Merry with silver embossing powder.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

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

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

3. Cut the designer paper horizontally at 6" and then each piece in 3 7/8 X 5 1/8" pieces so that you capture the silver trees as your focal point. Adhere to card front with liquid glue.

Peaceful place dsp

4. Turn a Wonderful Snowflake to backside and dauber with Smoky Slate ink; adhere to card front with a glue dot.

5. Cut Basic White card stock 1/2 X 1 1/2 stamp Merry (Time of Giving Stamp set) in Cherry Cobbler ink; adhere to center of snowflake with dimensionals.

6. Adhere 3 small Basic Rhinestones in a rough triangle--see sample for placement.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Quickest & Easiest Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Ombre Gift Bags

Today I'll show you how to create the Quickest & Easiest Gift Card Holder Using Stampin'Up! Ombre Gift Bags.

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There are 20 bags in a pack for $6---BARGAIN!! You can create tons of Gift Card Holders for $6--you can't beat that price....and, it's very quick and easy since creating these amazing bags are all done for you!

Here's the holder...


Bag closer

Bag closer

And a closer look at the tag

BagtagThat gorgeous design stamped on the bag is the Festive Foliage background stamp---so this design can be stamped on all the bag colors to match or contrast the bag itself. And the Tag is created with the Detailed Baubles dies--is that not the most brilliant tag--on the backside you can do the 'to-from' and your message.  

The Detailed Baubles dies are retiring and are only available while supplies last--don't let this beauty retire forever without nabbing your set. This is a classic die set that will be very useful for years and years and never go out of style. The simple classic lines and the beautiful curls and swirls are just right to be used for cards, tags, and memory keeping albums.  The uses for this set are unlimited.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product

(I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Stamp Festive Foliage in Real Red ink on the bag front (I used the red bag with red ink--you can contrast the image by using a green ink like Shaded Spruce.)

2. Slip in the gift card and score the bag at 5 1/2" from the bag bottom or simply fold over the top slightly above the giftcard inside.

3. Cut approximately 24" double stitched satin ribbon. Tie around bag folded top and tie in a bow. Note: I find it useful to add a glue dot where the bow will be and press the knot into the dot to help hold while tying the ribbon.

4. Die cut the arabesque solid image from Painted Christmas designer series paper.

5. Die cut Merry & Bright image from copper foil; adhere to solid image using glue dots behind the holly leaves and the hanger top.

    *Adhere 3 red rhinestones to the two sets of holly leaves in a triangle (see photo).

    *Punch hole in top of ornament with a handheld 1/8" punch

    *Cut approximately 12" gold cord (Simply Elegant Trim) and loop through hole; tie around red ribbon in a bow.

Your Gift is ready for giving!

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Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes

Today we're creating a Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes.

Simply classic treat box

These little cuties come flat and you simply fold them together--the gold is stunning and the little ribbon top knot is already in the design. There are 10 in  a pack for $10...it's a bargain too!

Here's today's project---you can use it on you holiday table for seating and a take home box of sweets or you can simply use it as a lovely little memento to those you want to remember over the holidays but don't necessarily want to purchase a gift.

Angle view

Here's a better side view

Side

And from the top..

Top

Note: I used real candy canes but you can substitute plastic canes and this can become an annual decoration for you or the recipient!

Believe me it is quick to put together and the results are stunning--you'll get tons of ooohs and aaahhh when you give them away.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product

(I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 (cut 2 pieces and glue together)

2. Cut Red Velvet 2 1/2 X 3; adhere to the red cardstock with liquid glue.

3. On cardstock side adhere the 2 candy canes with a hot glue gun.  (note - lay carstock on table and hang the canes over the end of a table with the crook down until glue solidifies & cools)

Candy cane

Building sled

4. Assemble the Simply Classic Box. Cut 4 pieces of designer paper (Tidings of Christmas) 1 3/4 X 1 5/8; adhere to sides of gold top with liquid glue or glue dots. Fill box with treats and sit box on sled.

5. Cut approximately 24" of Gold shimmer ribbon, bring under sled and tie in bow over top of box.

6. Die cut label (Stockings die) from white cardstock. Punch hole with a handheld 1/8" punch.  

    *Die cut 2 tiny holly leaves (Christmas Cheer dies) from Shaded Spruce cardstock; cut off stems and align on label with a glue dot. Adhere 3 red rhinestones at base.

    *Write on name of recipient

    *Cut approximately 12" of gold cord (Simply Elegant Trim), loop through tag hole and tie in bow around gold bow.

Your treat is ready for giving!

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How to Make a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome

Today I'll show you How to Make  a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome! Look at this cutie.

Jar tag

Who wouldn't love to have this on their gift package or gift bag! Best part is that you can coordinate it with any of your packaging designs and color schemes---you simply punch the designer paper of your choice and add a coordinating ribbon bow and you have the perfect tag for any gift.

The Soft Subtle sequins will blend well with any color scheme but you can switch those out for the Sequins for Everything (green, red, gold, silver) (#153556 in the annual catalog).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Lay a jar dome on Basic White cardstock and trace with a pencil around the outside, hand cut with paper snips.

Draw around dome for backing

    *On one side stamp "to" and "from" in black ink (Well Defined stamp set #156532).

To from

2. Punch your designer paper (I used Gingerbread & Peppermint) with the Jar punch; adhere this image to the center of the white cardstock (the side without the stamping). 

    *Punch a small hole at the top of this jar with a handheld 1/8" punch.

    *Cut approximately 12" of silver twine (Simply Elegant Trim) and loop through the hole.

    *Add approximately 1 teaspoon of soft subtle sequins to the middle of this piece...push in a pile to the center.

Add sequins

3. Punch another jar from Basic White cardstock (toss the jar) and lay the dome over this piece so the jar is "open' and trace around the outside of the dome with a pencil and hand cut around this with paper snips. This now looks like a large jar with a jar image punched out. Lay aside.

Top layer pencil line

4. Now take the adhesive backing off the back side of the dome. Position the dome over the jar with the sequins in the center and press firmly especially near the twine to seal well.

5. Now remove the adhesive backing off the front side of the dome. Adhere the white jar cut in step #3 to the adhesive on the front of the tag.

6. Cut approximately 8" double stitched red satin ribbon--tie a bow and adhere to neck of jar with a glue dot.

Jar tag

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'll show you How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag! In fact, here are three tags...

All 3

These cuties are created with the Jar Tag Punch--they are quickly and easily embellished, add silver twine and stamp "to" and "from" and you are finished. You can punch out a gazillion in no time...what you choose to embellish determines how quickly you'll complete the tags.

First, let me give credit for this idea from one of Sandi's Sister Stampers, Stephany Lubbes. She emailed several of her  Christmas gift tags and I thought using the jar punch was a terrific and quick idea. So she's given me permission to use her idea in my blog post. Thanks a million, Stephany. 

Are you one of those stampers that doesn't like to spend a long time creating awesome Wow stamps because they get tossed quickly when the gifts are opened? Do the people you give gifts to not appreciate all your  hard work? Then these are the tags for you! Simple--cute--fast!

You can use any designer paper and create something fun and cute using Gingerbread & Peppermint or more elegant and stunning using Whimsy & Wonder...your choice.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! 

Directions:

1. Punch a jar image from Basic White cardstock and from Designer paper (samples use Gingerbread & Peppermint).

2. Adhere the 2 jars together with liquid glue.

3. Punch a hole in the top using a 1/8" handheld circle punch.

4. Cut 12" silver twine (Simple Elegant Trim, loop through hole for tying to gift.

5. Stamp "to" "from" (Well-Defined) on the white tag using Memento ink (any coordinating color ink can be used).

6. Adhere rhinestones to the center of the candies in jar tag #1

1Add red rhinestones to jar tag #2

2Die cut snow flake (Stitched Snowflakes dies) from Basic White cardstock, add rhinestone to center. Add to jar tag #3 with a glue dot.

Your tags are ready to use!

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How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2

Today I'll show you How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2. Tuesday we created the first Shaker Christmas Gift Tag --if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-make-the-fastest-shaker-christmas-gift-tag.html

Today we're making another version and see what a difference a bit of designer paper can make... Birds

 

and a little closer look...

Bird cuThese are so quick and easy that you can create dozens in a short time just by changing the stamp in the dome and the designer paper surrounding the dome. A bit of contrasting cardstock around the edges with some snazzy ribbon--you have what can become a lovely gift in itself.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut designer paper (Tydings of Christmas) 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 1/8

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the designer paper layer (keep the die cut)

    *Center the designer paper (don't glue it down yet) over the white cardstock and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock.

3. Stamp bird image (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Color with Real Red and Shaded Spruce alcohol Blends.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to three of the larger stamped dots to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the bird images--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the designer paper layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the designer paper and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins. Apply liquid glue to the back of this unit and center on the spruce layer.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of double stitched red satin ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" of the red ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Birds back

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Make the Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'm going to show you How to Make the  Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag!

Take a look-- Tag ornament

Now a closer look at the stamping...

Close up

And, the double whammy is that the recipient can use this to decorate their tree or hang in the wind0w--two for the price of one!

Doesn't this look like a million bucks? But no, it's a very simple and quick design. Using the Classic Cloche domes--that's all the hard work done for you...you simply stamp, add sequins and you're done!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners.

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the balmy layer (keep the die cut)

    *Stamp random dots (Classic Cloche stamps) in Balmy Blue on the Balmy blue layer

    *Center the balmy cardstock (don't glue it down yet) over the white and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock

Pencil3. Stamp village outline (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Stamp the coloring overlay in Balmy Blue to color the houses.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to the "sky" to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the stamped village--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the Balmy Blue layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the Balmy layer and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white stamped layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of Glittered Shimmer White ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" white ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

Mount to from

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Back
Your tag is ready for giving!

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