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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:


Bird Ballad Laser Cut Notecards

Today we're creating with those awesome new Bird Ballad Laser Cut Notecards. 149595G

These delicate lacy note cards are beautiful just as they are...but with a touch of color you can offset that lacy top and make a very striking note card--the great thing is that you can use your favorite color or make each one a different color.

And, there's a bonus--these 12 note cards and envelopes are stored in a beautiful leafy tin...what a wonderful gift...these note cards are easily decorated, then popped back in the tin and you have a beautiful gift that anyone would love. And you'll love it too because the tin with  12 note cards is $18--what a super value!

Here's the first rendition of decorating these cards: 7-23-19 Bird Ballad Laser Cut - HBD
Gorgeous, right? Just stamp with your favorite greeting and use an underlay of Coastal Cabana cardstock and you are done! I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the list of supplies.  Order your supplies now to create these lovely notecards.

Remember: 

*When you place an online order and use this months' Host code (B92RHQRC), you'll receive $5 in STampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*During July, for each $50 in product that you purchase Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon code--you will need to keep this code to use in August---don't lose it, print it out or store in in a safe place because I won't have your code.

Directions:

1. Cut Coast Cabana cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; adhere to back of lacy note card top with glue dots

2. Use the embossing buddy on a scrap of Pool Party cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (New Wonder stamp set) in Versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiney gold. Punch with 1" circle punch.

3. Punch a piece of scrap gold glimmer paper (#146958) with 1 1/8 scallop circle punch; glue dot the happy birthday circle to the gold glimmer circle. Adhere this to the center of the card front with a dimensional.

Your card is ready for sending or giving! Stop by Friday--I have another one to show you.

Here's the list of supplies--click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. Order what you need today!


Another Quick but Cute Scalloped Note Card

The Creative Escape is tomorrow and yes, I am rushed as usual so I needed a quick card---so I created Another Quick but Cute Scalloped Note Card!

This time I picked (I only have to choose from 4 colors!) the Balmy Blue card. I decided I liked the white contrast under the scalloped edge so I used white to decorate the top. Instead of Designer Paper I used the Crackle Paint stamp which is totally awesome for just about any card design--from fancy to rustic! Here's the result... Scalloped note card daisy

 

I also used a Perennial Essence Floral Center for the Daisy center--they are so cute--they add dimension and are a fuzzy fun textile to add to your card.

I'm going to give you the brief directions for this note card followed by the Supply List. You can hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store. You can order your supplies to create these cute cards.

Remember:

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (B92RHQRC) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

*And in July, for each $50 in product that you purchase you'll receive via email a $5 coupon from Stampin'Up! (shipping & tax are excluded).  Be sure your correct email address is in your account (and that I have your currect email address) so that you receive your coupon.  You can spend your coupons in August.

Directions:

1. Open the note card so you stamp only on the front. Stamp the Crackle Paint in Balmy Blue.

2. Stamp "Love to Celebrate You" (Butterfly Wishes #145346) in Memento ink on Shimmery white cardstock; punch out with Tailored Tag punch. Attach to card front with dimensionals. Add 3 small rhinestones.

3. Punch 2 Medium Daisies--adhere together with mini dimensionals and use a dimensional to adhere to card front; Add Perennial Essence Floral Center to daisy center.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List


Solution to Your Stamping Problem

Love to stamp but time is short and creative juices dried up...here's the Solution to Your Stamping 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 Beautiful Friendship stamp set.. SSS July-Aug Beautiful Friendship 1SSS July-Aug Beauiful Friendship 2
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 July 20th
Kits will be ready by August 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 July 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 and use this month's host code (B92RHQRC) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.
And during July, you'll receive a $5 coupon from Stampin'Up! via the email address you have on file with them for each $50 you purchase in product. (Be sure your email address is correct in your account--I cannot retrieve a code for you).
 
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!

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:


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:

 

 

 


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:

 


New Limited Edition Stampin'Up! Product Medley called Everything is Rosey

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There's a New Limited Edition Stampin'Up! Product Medley called Everything is Rosey!  This amazing group of coordinating products is available only May 1 - May 31 (or as long as supplies last)...here's what the medley contains

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; these are Distinctive stamps (the amazing shaded stamps)
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ 
  • 6″ x 6″  Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″  rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards 
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

You can see the images better here and the full brochure can be downloaded here Download 04.01.19_FLYER_Q2_OOP_US

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Stampin'Up! indicated that even though demonstrators were not allowed pre-order this medley before you can, they still expect that supplies will run out early! My recommendation to you is to order as soon as you can after midnight on May 1st!

This is the only item number you need to place your order: 150059 ($80)

*Remember if you place your order online using May's host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax)...to place your order on May 1st--just click on the Shop Now button--you'll be in my store and plug in that item code (#150059) and your medley will be on it's way--be one of the first to get yours!

Since demos couldn't get our hands on these for sample-making, below are some of Stampin'Up! samples using this medley of products--you may want to download these for reference when you get your Everything is Rosey medley:

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04-01-19_th_img_q2_oop_7Pretty amazing, right? I'll bet your creation will be better than these--I'd love to see them...email me a picture of yours!

*Remember if you place your order online using May's host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax)...to place your order on May 1st--just click on the Shop Now button--you'll be in my store and plug in that item code (#150059) and your medley will be on it's way--be one of the first to get yours!


Stampin'Up! Retiring List - Product Going Forever

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Every year we say good-by to some favorites with the Stampin'Up! Retiring List-Products Going Forever!

Download the list here Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (1) and Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (1)

Occasions retiring list here Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US (1) and Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US

Note: some of the stamp sets on the retiring list are going to appear in the new Annual catalog as CLING stamps...I will be publishing a list in the near future, but if you want to know the status of any particular set just let me know (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com)

Remember:

*Stamp sets will be available until May 24th after which they will be available while supplies last.
*Some items may be discounted in the future (May)
*All items are available while supplies last
*When you order online and use this month's Host code (SUV4YE3F) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase...it's a win-win for you!
*Prices are slightly increasing in the new big catalog: cardstock, envelopes, foils, embossing powders, Handwritten stamp, Buffalo Check stamp...you may want to bolster your supply now!

Some of the retiring stamp sets will be back as CLING stamps in the new catal0g

    Get a list here Download Carry over in Cling form

    And you can see most of them here:

 

 

All of the 2017-2019 In Colors are retiring:

In colors

This means inks, refills, cardstock, ribbon, designer paper, markers....you can click on the product images below and you'll be in my store...order your supplies now while supplies are available..hurry!

In Color Products Retiring Products are below--click on any product image and you'll be in my store--order your supply now before they are gone forever! Click on any image below and you'll be in my store...order now!

 

 


Lovely Lattice with just a little coloring

Today we're creating again wiht Lovely Lattice with just a little coloringLast week we explored the beautiful FREE stamp set with two options of NO coloring. But some of us do like to color---at least just a little. Today's card uses a very quick a pretty technique using sponge daubers and ink pads. 3-26-19 Lovely Lattice Dauber

This techniques give color in a very soft and subtle way....it's not just black and white any longer...you have color that only takes just about 2-3 minutes to complete. It's pretty, it's fast, and it's easy. 

As we mentioned last week, this Lovely Lattice stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration.  Sale-a-bration end 3/31 at midnight! You have only  a few days to cash in and get this set for FREE! After 3/31 you will not be able to purchase this set (or get it free)!

I'll give you the quick directions followed by the Supply list. Order your supplies now to re-create this beauty--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember:

*During Sale-a-bration (end 3/31) for every $50 in product that you purchase you can select a Free item from the SAB brochures  Download 03.01.19_FLYER_SAB_3ND_US and Download 20190215_SAB19-2_en-US

*If you order online and use this month's host code (MN3BV2BR) you will receive from me $5 in SU product for each $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

(Original directions for creating this card can be found here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/03/no-coloring-gorgeous-lovely-lattice-card.html)

*Holding dauber (or insert finger in opening) swipe sponge across surface of ink pad---(Melan mambo for flowers and Garden Green for leaves). 

    *For flowers begin the swipe at the petal edge and swipe to flower center---the helps define the flower a bit.

    *For the leaves--these are fairly small--just daub lightly over the leaf area--add more for a deeper hue.

Your card is ready for mailing--send it to someone now to brighten their day!

 

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