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Do you want to see a "Brilliant" Kaleidoscope?

Do you want to see a "Brilliant" KaleidoscopeDid you know a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope? What a fun name for a bunch of butterflies--so I thought this card fit that description very well.

Vellum card

The background is that beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series paper--with a definite Kaleidoscope of butterflies. Using two of the watercolor designer papers for the under-butterflies, I cut two of the butterfly overlays in white to top them off. 

With most of the hard work done for you with that lovely designer paper, this card takes only minutes to assemble but looks much more difficult.

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed last week. Let's say you want to create 10 cards using just one of those six butterflies in the single stamp---what can you do so that you don't have to stamp all 6 butterflies?

Here's a Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image. Now you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies) after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut designer paper (Butterfly Bijou) 5 3/8 X 4 1/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 1 1/2 X 3 1/4; stamp verse (Happy Thoughts) in black ink (e.g. Memento).

4. Cut 3 3/8 X 1 5/8 Pool Party cardstock; adhere to back of verse with liquid glue.

5. Cut 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 Vellum cardstock & adhere to card front with glue dots placed at lease 1" from the outer edges (so they will be hidden behind the verse).

6. Adhere the verse unit to the center of the vellum with glue dots.

7. Die cut two medium sized solid butterflies one each from the pink water color & from the blue watercolor papers; cut the corresponding butterfly overlays from white card stock.  Adhere the overlays to the pink/blue solid die cuts with glue dots under the butterfly bodies. Adhere the butterflies to the card using glue dots.

8. Adhere one large and two small Cabana Artistry Blooms sequins around the verse (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below & you'll be in my store--order your supplies today:


I Took Stampin'Up! Butterfly Brilliance Out of the Trash!

Today I took Stampin'Up! Brilliance Out of the TrashYes, it's true! 

I stamped the multi-butterfly stamp on white cardstock, die cut the multi-butterfly die -- tossed negative image in the trash. Then I really "looked" at the  negative image  & saw this.

Trash

I "saw" this awesome stencil (mask)...I snatched it out of the transh & here's what transpired with some ink & sponges...

Sponged background card

Look closely --you'll see butterfly images in that gorgeous eye-popping background paper. I simply used 3 inks, sponges, repositioning the mask each time I switched ink color.

Sponged background card close up

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed last week. Let's say you want to create 10 cards using just one of those six butterflies in the single stamp---what can you do so that you don't have to stamp all 6 butterflies?

Here's a Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image. Now you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies) after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

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

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardsstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8:

    *If you don't already have a piece of cardstock with the 6 butterflies cut out--cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 5 1/2 X 6; die cut the butterflies (note: you may want to stamp the butterflies first so you can use them for other projects). Keep the negative image (see above photo)

    *Position the mask over the vanilla cardstock and sponge Mango Melody ink in all the butterfly openings.

1- sponge with melody

This is the result:

2 melody    *Position the mask in another directions and sponge with Flirty Flamingo

3 sponging with flirty

The result

 

4 melody

*Again reposition the mask and sponge with pumpkin

5 finished w pumpkin    *If any white areas remain, just sponge in a color that works well in that area.

    *Stamp verse (Borders Abound) in black ink
    *Die cut largest butterfly overlay from black cardstock; adhere with glue dots
    *Add 1 large & 2 small gold rhinestones (Holiday set) in an approximate triangle.
    *Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below--you'll be in my store--order supplies today!


Sneak Preview of Hey Chick Card Class Coming Soon!

Today I'll show you a Sneak Preview of Hey Chick Card Class Coming Soon!

Do you remember Hey Chick, a sexy little stamp set from the Sale-a-bration selections  in 2017 (I think)? It was/is a real cutie....

Hey Chick Stamp Set_Image

 

Well not only are we getting a second chance at the stamp set but also a set of dies to use with it....

 

Chick Dies_Image

AND, we're getting a second stamp set called Hey Birthday Chick AND a set of dies to use with it!

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set_Image

Birthday Chick Dies_Image

Wow--does it get any better? Answer: Yes! it does!

March 12th (Friday evening) we'll have a Zoom card class with 3 designs--using both sets of stamps and making 3 of each design! All you will need for the class are the stamps, inks and adhesive. I'll be supplying the card preps for you and the envelopes. All the die cutting, dry embossing (folders) and layers will be ready to go. I'll demo putting the card together and then you'll have time to work on your supplies, ask questions, get a repeat if needed, and chat with other participants.  

When can you purchase these stamps, dies and bundles? February 2 through June 30th--but you'll want to order them soon (Feb 2) if you want to use them in the class! On February 2nd click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order your supplies then.

Remember to use the current month's Host Code (available 2/2/21--check back right here) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I select) for each $50 in product that you order!

Remember, it's Sale-a-bration during February---so for each $50 in product you order you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure..if you don't have a copy, you can download it here Download 2021_SAB_US

Today, I'm showing you a sneak peak of one of the cards we'll be creating--this one is based on Hey Chick...

3-12-21 Hey Chick cornstalks

Cute, right? Wait until you see one of the other 2--check back Thursday for #2

Want to just copy the card and not join the class--sure, you can do that, but why
---you can have all the fun of stamping and putting it together
while I do all the work of prepping the supplies for you!

Want to sign up for the class?  You can do one of the following

       1. Phone 410 836 8016 to register or

2. email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To pay for registration I can send you a Paypal link, you can phone with a credit card or you can mail a check to me (we'll discuss the details when you contact me). But don't wait too long--we stop taking registrations 2/28 (if you are picking up your class supplies) or 2/21 if you want them mailed (flat rate padded envelope).

Class fee: $20 (mailing + $8)

 


Sale-a-bration Berry Blessings #1

Today we're creating with the Sale-a-bration Berry Blessings #1!

The Berry Blessing bundle has a lovely stamp set with a pack of coordinating Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper! And, yes, this bundle  also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set & coordinating punch in the Spring mini (officially called the Jan-June Mini)!

Here's today's card:

Blueberry card

If you love to color you can use your Stampin'Write Markers or your Blends (alcholol markers)--you can even use your Blender pens & ink pad. But...if you are in a rush (who isn't these days) or if you simply don't like to color, there is the two step stamp that will color it in instantly for you. 

I love the blues in this paper so I chose to do our first card with the blueberry stamps and leaves...the set also contains 3 very verses that cover a multitude of occasions.

One of the really fun points of the designer paper is that one side is all about berries & the other side has gorgeous coordinating colors but in more geometric patterns. This means you can mix and match the designs to create some pretty wonderful projects like the card above.

As we mentioned this bundle is a Sale-a-bration item so when you purchase $100 in Stampin'Up! product you can get this super bundle for free. There are other freebies that you can recieve for $50 purchases--if you don't have a SAB brochure you can click here to download one Download 2021_SAB_US

If you haven't received your Jan-June Mini, you can download it here Download JJ_2021_US

If you are like me and want a hard copy to hold in your hands (and don't already have a demonstrator) contact me and we'll get one to you.

Sale-a-bration is January through February--these free items are available as long as supplies laslt--so you want to grab these goodies soon.

Also, if you place an order online and use this month's host code (RGTCRZFN) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

I"ll give you the step by step directions for this card followed by the supply list--order your supplies today.

Directions:

1. Cut Pacific Point cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock ( #159276) 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Stamp leaf outline and berry outline in Memento ink; use Pacific Point ink with the solid blue berry stamp and Just Jade ink with the solid leaf stamp to color images. Note: you may want to draw some light pencil lines to let you know about where the stamping should be placed so it will not be covered by the designer paper later.

4. Stamp verse in black ink.

5. Cut 2 coordinating pieces of designer paper 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 (see card for my selections); cut one piece 1 3/4 X 3 1/8; adhere these to the card front with liquid glue--see photo for positioning.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any of the product images below and you'll be in my store--place your order now:


Sale-a-bration Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

Today we're going to create with the new Sale-a-bration Flower & Field Designer Series Paper. For the next few weeks we'll be focusing on the beautiful free items in the Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration mini catalog.

In case you are new to Stampin'Up!--Sale-a-bration occurs this year in January - February. For each $50 in product that you purchase you'll be able to choose a free item from the mini (there are 2 items that require $100 purchase).

One of these beautiful free products is the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper... here's a sampler of this paper:

Field & flower sampler

Today we're creating a lovely quick card using one of the designs in this pack...

Flower & field card

We're also using a couple of dies from new sets in the Spring (Jan-June mini catalog)--the new In Bloom bundle has a set of dies (yes, to die for!) which create these quick flowers that are perky as well as lovely ...and...it takes only a minute to cut out.

Flower & field close up of cadr

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order the supplies you need right now.

Remember:

    *Sale-a-bration is on...for each $50 in product that you purchase you may select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini. (note: there are 2 items that require a $100 purchase).

To download a copy of the Sale-a-bration mini brochure click here Download 2021_SAB_US

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

Directions:

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

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

3. Cut leaf design (Flower & Field Designer Series paper) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Die cut flower (Pierced Blooms dies#154312) from Daffodil Delight cardstock; adhere to card front with dimensional; cut flower center from black cardstock and adhere to flower center with liquid glue.

5. Tie approximately 6" Bumblbee ribbon in a bow; adhere under flower with a glue dot.

6. Die cut tag (Hydrangea Haven Bundle#156251) from Granny Apply Green cardstock; stamp "for you" in black in and adhere tag under bow with a dimensional.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store; order your supplies now!


Stampin'Up! Just Announced 24 hour Stamp Sale

Get the Details...Stampin'Up! Just Announced 24 hour Stamp Sale

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15% off nearly 60 Select Stamp Sets
 
9/23 (Wed)
2AM - Midnight Eastern Time
 
 
to download list of stamps click here
 
How to order:
Use a host code to assign
order to your upcoming hostess
or
use: NY2B74S6
& receive $5 for every $50 in product that you order
 
2. Call -410 836 8016
**Preorders will be accepted - call now!
**Orders on 9/23 accepted only until 7PM 
 
or
 
3. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com
**Preorders will be accepted - email now!!
**Orders on 9/23 accepted only until 7PM
 
Here are the stamp sets---the prices shown are NOT sale prices
 
 

Here's a Way to Try It All

Holiday mini catalog coverStampers, have you seen all the new goodies in the new August-December Mini
(hereafter called Holiday mini)?

*Designer Series Papers

*Decorative Papers

*Embellishments

*Ribbons

They are beautiful and there are so many that we sometimes have trouble deciding which ones we want to purchase or use in our projects. Do we  want the Sheer Real Red Ribbon or the Mossy Diagonal Striped ribbon on that card? Would the sparkly silver stars brighten up that tag or should we use the silver beaded pearls? Should we use the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper or the Tis the Season....decisions, decisions, decisions!

Here's the answer to your dilemma....Try It ALL! Yes, that's right--
but you don't have to spend a fortune doing that....
if you want to try it all out and not break the piggy bank---
then Join the Club!!! That's what we all want to do, right?

So...go ahead, JOIN the CLUB

You can get samples of all the designer papers, decorative papers, ribbons and embellishments
...there are 3 clubs

*Designer Series Papers & Decorative Papers Club

*Ribbon Club

*Embellishment Club

AND, drum roll please, if you join all 3 clubs--you get a 10% discount on ALL 3 clubs....not bad, right?

Then when you receive these samples...you can use them in your projects or you can keep the samples handy when you  are designing and try them out to select the best for your project. Then you know what you need to order

The information about the clubs is downloadabe here Download Holiday Mini 2020 Clubs dsp ribbon embellishments

Your order must be received by September 1st--clubs close at midnight

Call now: 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Use cash, check, credit card or I can send a link for Paypal

Join the Club now! Try it ALL

 


Creative Challenge!!

You're invited to the current Creative Challenge!!

Creative challenge

Creative Challenge

What is this?

*Create something from the materials provided in a Kit prepared for the current challenge
using your own stamps, inks, dies, folders and adhesive.

*You may not add any materials.
ALL PRODUCTS USED to create your project (stamps, inks, dies, folder, etc)  MUST BE CURRENT STAMPIN’UP! product--must appear in the current annual catalog or the Aug-Dec Mini catalog.
(note: any project using non-current SU or non-SU products will not be entered into the challenge.
Entry fee will not be refunded.

A list of products & the catalog in which they appear must accompany your project when submited.

Kits will be ready for pick up or mailing 9/7/20 or after.

 

Categories
You assign your project to one of these categories--

I. Just a card
(no fancy folds or other unusual designs---just a card)

II. Anything else
(fancy fold cards, 3d projects, giftables, scrap pages, anything except Just a Card)

 

When is the project due?

 Give/send your finished project to Sandi by 11/5/20 with the list of products used to create it and the catalog in which the products appear
Projects delivered later will not be entered in the challenge. Entry fee will not be refunded.

What happens then?

-Projects will be photographed & displayed on a page on this blog--
the link will be sent to all on the mailing list and
you are welcome to share the link with your stamping buddies.

From 11-6 to 11-20-20 anyone may cast one vote for one project in each Category 
they deem most creative/artistic in that category.
Email your vote to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com or call 410 836 8016.

On 11/21/20 the winner will be announced via email to the mailing list
and on this blog page unless a tie exists and then the announcement will be made as quickly as possible

What does the Winner receive?

For Each Category (Just a Card and Anything else)

  First place: 50% of the prize pool (SU Gift Certificate)

  Second place: 30% of the prize pool (SU Gift Certificate)

  Third place: 20% of the prize pool (SU Gift Certificate)

Note: Tie will be broken by a panel of 3 independent SU demonstrators

 

*Kit Fee: $10 ($5 for supplies in kit, $5 goes to the prize pool for the category in which your entry is registered

Fees may be paid in cash, check, credit card or via PayPal (ask for the link)


The Answer to Boredome!

Today we have The Answer to Boredome!
*Wandering around with nothing to do?
*Want to stamp some cards but nothing's coming to mind?
*Want to get some new card ideas do somthing fun and not break the budget?

This is for YOU!

Sandi’s  Mini Simply Stamping Online

Here's how it works

This set of 3 tutorials begins today, Monday 4/27

featuring Beauty Abounds
(we're just using the stamps from this set --not the dies
& the Butterfly Duet punch)

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Note: If you don't have the stamp set--
order the class now, download the Tutorial and stamp when your set arrives

The designs are relatively easy with little Big Shot work
(many have none at all)

Tutorials arrive in your Inbox on Mon, Wed, and Friday

*you will receive the new project pdf  tutorial you can download to keep forever

*Includes picture of the project, complete written step by step directions
pictures of some steps for helpful views. 

*List of Supplies used in creating the projects

*The projects will be lovely but not require a lot of intricate steps—use of Big Shot limited

End the Boredom Now!

Order your set of tutorials today
Call 410 836 8016
0r
Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

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Weekly Deal  - Timeless Tulips

What's it all about?
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Your Weekly Deal

Here’s the DEAL

Deal #1: Place an order $50 (excludes shipping/tax),
receive FREE Tutorial for 2 cards created with the featured stamp set

Deal #2: Place an order $35*(excludes shipping/tax),
receive FREE Tutorial for 1 card created with the featured stamp set;
sent to your home ($6.95) or my home for pick up (10% regular shipping) 

Deal #3: No order, receive Tutorial for 2 cards for $10

Add On Deal: with any Deal above, if you add a purchase
of the stamp set featured this week—10% off the stamp set

Plus

You'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a hand-crafted door prize (1 winner per week)***

**Note: Tutorial includes pdf file to be downloaded and
include photos of the card and any steps requiring clarification

***Will get the door prize to you when we are not quarantined
unless you want to pick it up earlier.

Deal runs Monday at 12:01AM through Sunday-
the deal ends at midnight Sunday!

Place your order now

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Products appearing on the retiring lists for both the big annual catalog
and the Jan-June Mini catalogs are available as long as supplies last
(or June 2nd) whichever comes first. 

Note: Stamps (only stamps, not bundle and not dies) will be availble through May 15th
(after 5/15 they will be available while supplies last)

Download the pdf file of retiring products from the big annual catalog
here Download Last Chance Products AC (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products AC (US) (2)

Download the pdf file of the retiring product from the Jan-June mini catalog
here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

 Order those Must Have items now---go to Shop Now, you'll be in my store,
use this month's Host code SDP6MGPK and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up!
products from me for each $50 in product that you order.

ORDER NOW

  1. Click on Shop Now button--you'll be in my store
    2 Call 410 836 8016
  2. 3. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

 

 


Stampin'Up! Retiring Products from Big Annual and Mini Catalogs

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Products appearing on the retiring lists for both the big annual catalog and the Jan-June Mini catalogs are available as long as supplies last (or June 2nd) whichever comes first. 

Note: Stamps (only stamps, not bundle and not dies) will be availble through May 15th (after 5/15 they will be available while supplies last)

Download the pdf file of retiring products from the big annual catalog here Download Last Chance Products AC (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products AC (US) (2)

Download the pdf file of the retiring product from the Jan-June mini catalog here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

or the Excel file here Download Last Chance Products JJ (US)

1. Order those Must Have items now---go to Shop Now, you'll be in my store, use this month's Host code SDP6MGPK and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me for each $50 in product that you order.

2. Call 410 836 8016 and I'll place the order for you

3. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I"ll place the order for you.

Don't delay--Order now!