With Valentines just around the corner, I wanted to share another new stamp set with you, Stampin Up Heart Happiness.  It's new in the Occasions Spring Catalogue on page 20 There is a beautiful collection of hearts in this stamp set and for today's ...

 

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Stampin Up Heart Happiness

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With Valentines just around the corner, I wanted to share another new stamp set with you, Stampin Up Heart Happiness.  It’s new in the Occasions Spring Catalogue on page 20

Stampin Up Heart Happiness card by Sandi at stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #valentinescards #handstampedcards #stampinupcardideas

There is a beautiful collection of hearts in this stamp set and for today’s card I decided to combine my love of colouring to create this clean and simple card.

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks for the Stampin Up Heart Happiness Card.

  • I started by stamping the floral heart onto whisper white card stock with my Archival basic Black inkpad.  I heat set it to make sure it was dry.
  • I used my Stampin Blends to color the image, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry

Stampin Up Heart Happiness card by Sandi at stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #valentinescards #handstampedcards #stampinupcardideas

  • Next, I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut out the heart and a little bit larger heart in Pink Pirouette for a mat.
  • I folded a Thick Whisper White card stock base and then stamped the image across the card base in the black.  I again heat set this piece to make sure it was dry.
  • I used the sentiment from the “Sure do Love You” set and white heat embossed it on a piece of Basic Black card stock.
  • I used Snail Adhesive to attach the sentiment to the card base
  • Attach the heart to the mat and then use Dimensionals to attach to the card.

Stampin Up Heart Happiness card by Sandi at stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #valentinescards #handstampedcards #stampinupcardideas

 

To my December Ordering Customers – all the Host Code Gift products arrived on Friday.  I was able to get them all sorted over the weekend and they are going out in today’s mail.  Watch for your goodies to arrive very soon and thank you again for your support, it means the world to me.

Thanks so much for stopping to visit with me today, the product list and cutting instructions for today’s card are below for you, wishing you Happy Stamping.

 

 

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for the Stampin Up Heart Happiness card:

  • Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Art Piece:  Whisper White 3 x 3
  • Mat:  Pink Pirouette 3 x 3-1/2
  • Sentiment:  Basic Black 1 x 4-1/4

 

Do you need the supplies to create this card?  if so, simply click the image to view the products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  I can ship orders anywhere in Canada and I would LOVE to be your Demonstrator.


 

 

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Petal Passion Suite and Memories

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I know you can relate to this:   It’s mid-December and I’m working on my Petal Passion Online Stamping Class.  Company is coming and there is a mess all over my stamping table, so I throw it in a box, and hide it – I got most of the box empty to get the class finished, but I completely forget about two additional cards I had created.  So here they are, created with the Petal Passion Suite and Memories Card Pack.

Petal Passion Suite covers pages 22 and 23 of the catalogue with a lovely selection of coordinating elements to step up your stamping and card creating game.  Flip the page and you will find even more fun.  Page 24 has a Petal Passion Memories and More card pack – WHAT!  You are seriously going to have fun with these!

Petal Passion Suite and Memories card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #petalpassionsuite #cardmaking #scrapbooking #stampinupcardideas

Using the Memories cards for a backdrop to your designs adds instant interest, without work.  And the fact that these cards are designer around the Petal  Passion Suite – assures you they are going to coordinate.

Petal Passion Memories and More card pack from Stampin Up #stampinup #memoriesandmore #scrapbooking #carddesigns #stampinwithsandi

Item #145592 $12.50 (canadian) – 72 double sided cards, 2 accent sheets, 2 card stock sticker sheets and 2 acetate card overlays with white print.

Stampin Up has a short video showing you each of the elements.  If you are reading this in an e-mail, you may have to “click here” to watch the movie

 

Sandi’s Tips and Tricks for the Petal Passion Suite and Memories Cards:

Card #1:

Petal Passion Suite and Memories card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #petalpassionsuite #cardmaking #scrapbooking #stampinupcardideas

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored and folded at 4-1/4
  • Next, I cut and attached a piece of the Petal Passion Designer Paper to the front.
  • I sponged a little Pool Party ink over the flowers on the Petal Passion Memories small card and then highlighted the flowers by colouring them in with my Stampin Blends markers.
  • I’m in love with the little bird stamp in this set and for today’s card, he is coloured with Watercolor Pencils in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point.  I just scribbled on a bit of colour and then blended it with my Blender Pen.
  • Before attaching the bird to the card, I die cut a couple of elements from the Petals and More Thinlits die set in Lemon Lime Twist and stamped a sentiment on a scrap of Pool Party card stock before cutting it out with the little banner die from the same set.
  • My final embellishments are some loopy Silver Metallic Thread and a few small rhinestones.

  • Card Base:   Thick Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 score and fold at 4-1/4
  • Card Front:  Petal Passion Designer Paper 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Art Piece:  Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack  3 x 4, mat – Basic Black 3-1/2 x 4-1/2
  • Overlay pieces:  Bird – watercolor paper 2 x 2-1/2, sentiment:  Pool Party 1 x 4, lacy border and floral image:  Lemon Lime Twist 3 x 4-1/2

Petal Passion Suite and Memories Card #2

Petal Passion Suite and Memories card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #petalpassionsuite #cardmaking #scrapbooking #stampinupcardideas

  • I trimmed the Memories card down to 4 x 5-1/4 and attached it to a Basic Gray card base
  • I stamped, coloured and cut out all the pieces to create the collage:

Petal Passion Suite and Memories card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #petalpassionsuite #cardmaking #scrapbooking #stampinupcardideas

  • The colour palette for this card is pink and gray, so I used my Stampin Blends for the colouring.
  • The Sentiment is a sticker from the Petal Passion Memories card pack and I put a wash of pink over it with my blend.
  • The gray flowers were stamped in Smoky Slate on Whisper White and then fussy cut out
  • Ribbon is Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.
  • Attach the lacy border die cut piece with glue dots.
  • Add the gray sentiment block over it with Dimensionals
  • Attach the sentiment with Dimensionals
  • Add the floral pieces with glue dots
  • Add the bow with glue dots
  • Add the bird with Dimensionals
  • Fill in the space with the gray flowers

Petal Passion Suite and Memories card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #petalpassionsuite #cardmaking #scrapbooking #stampinupcardideas

The Gray flowers needed a center so I coloured some Metallic Enamel Shapes with a black sharpie to use on my card.

  • Card Base:  Basic Gray 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Card Front:  Petal passion Memories and More Card Pack – cut down to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Overlay art pieces:  Watercolour Paper 3 x 4 – flowers and birds
  • Sentiment:  Sticker from the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack
  • Lacy Border:  Whisper White 1-1/2 x 4-1/2
  • Gray Flowers:  Whisper White 1 x 4
  • Banner piece:  Smoky  Slate 1 x 3-1/2

The Petal Palette Bundle is my #1 fav in the new Occasions Catalogue and if you purchase the bundle through my Online Store,  it will automatically qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration Item and I’ll send you my New January Online Stamping Class to make these additional 5 cards.

Petal Palette Online Stamping Class by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #stampinuppetalpalette #stampinwithsandi #sandimaciver #stampinupcardideas #onlinestampingclasses

There are 5 newly designed cards in this set.

  • 5 full length videos
  • 5 PDF files to download/print with cutting instructions, product lists and step-by-step instructions.

I’ll walk you through each card and technique, including brayering, stamping on designer paper, Big Shot Embossing, Heat Embossing, Die cutting, collage, and direct to rubber technique.  It’s just like having me in your stamping room with you, haha..

Don’t live in Canada or already have a Demonstrator?

You can now order this class online through  my NEW Online Store.

Once purchased you will receive an e-mail file, including the link and password to the class.

You will have access 24/7 to the class to watch whenever you wish – as often as you wish.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I hope you will enjoy creating these cards as much as I did.

 

 

 

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Amazing You and Celebrate You

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I’m working on my favourite things post for you for the weekend but I had to share these cards with you today because they are created with some of my favourite items from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, Amazing You and Celebrate You.

Amazing You is the stamp set on page 16, earned free with a $60. order and this year there is a second earning category.  The Celebrate You Thinlits Die set is free with a $120. order and together they make sweetness!

Amazing You and Celebrate You from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration from Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #earnfreestamps #stampinwithsandi #canadianstampinupdemonstrator #stampinupcardideas

The Stampin Up concept artists created these cards and Stampin Up shared them with us yesterday in our weekly update newsletter.  They are just so beautiful and creative with a real pop and some fun techniques too.

Amazing You and Celebrate You from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration from Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #earnfreestamps #stampinwithsandi #canadianstampinupdemonstrator #stampinupcardideas

Die Cut Negative Space Card.

  • Stamp and color the images and then die cut the word “YOU” so the “negative space” below shows through.
  • Stamp and Die cut the remaining words and add them as overlays on the card front.
  • This simple technique adds depth and interest to your card.

Amazing You and Celebrate You from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration from Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #earnfreestamps #stampinwithsandi #canadianstampinupdemonstrator #stampinupcardideas

Repeat Word Die Cut Technique:

  • Die cut “celebrate” a few times in Lemon Lime Twist
  • Attach to the same colour card base staggering the words
  • Create a sentiment banner and die cut and stamp the remaining words. from the Celebrate You Thinlits Set.
  • Creates a subtle textured background for your card

note the “SPARKLY” word “amazing” it’s die cut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (page 37 of the Occasions Catalogue).

Amazing You and Celebrate You from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration from Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #earnfreestamps #stampinwithsandi #canadianstampinupdemonstrator #stampinupcardideas

The Collage Technique: (been around for years and still loved)

Layers many elements to create a grouping

This is so over the top and I totally love it.  At the back there is a White embossed image of the flower in the Amazing You Stamp Set.  Over that, a gold sunburst embossed on  a circle of vellum.  next, the leaves are fussy cut and some die cut leaves added .

The bright focal point on the card is the fussy cut two layered paper tole flower which placed over the white sentiment banner, frames it all beautifully.  Little additions of a piece of doily, a wooden heart, a couple of gold sequins and a subtle border of washi tape complete the look of the card..  I think I will be duplicating this card very soon, probably all of them, haha

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The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies have three words created in three different fonts to add interest to your cards.

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The coordinating “Amazing You” Stamp set has the words again, this time in stamps, that amazing flower and the starburst.  Wow right?

I have a couple more samples to share with you:

Amazing You and Celebrate You from Stampin Up Sale-a-bration from Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #earnfreestamps #stampinwithsandi #canadianstampinupdemonstrator #stampinupcardideas

This one is right out of the Sale-a-bration Brochure and I love it.  Stamp the flower in Lemon Lime Twist and Rich Razzleberry onto Whisper White card stock and then use your Calypso Coral “blends” to color them in.  Die cut an oval with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamp the sentiment in the same three colors.

Add an oval mat and some folded ribbon to finish off the card.

Of course, there are lots more samples for you to CAS (copy and share) in the actual Sale-a-bration Brochure.

And Stampin Up also created a short video with a few more samples for you:  If you are reading this blog post in an e-mail, you may need to click here to view the video.

 

Don’t you just love lots of great ideas to keep you stamping?  I sure do.

Short and sweet for me today, I’m driving through all the fresh snow we received yesterday to take my MIL to the Saskatoon airport.  It should be an adventure.  Snow here is very light and fluffy, so it swirls when you drive through it, creating white out conditions….I’ll need a glass of wine and some stamping fun after that 5 hour trip, haha…

Thanks so much for stopping to visit with me today, wishing you Happy Stamping (and no snow).

 

 

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Stampin Up Sure Do Love You

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Hi stamping friends.  I have a little fun Valentines project for you today, Stampin Up Sure Do Love you.

It’s a new Stamp/Die Bundle on pages 18-19 of the Occasions Catalogue and part of the die set creates this adorable little box (in the center of the picture).

stampin up sure do love you bundle, projects by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #valentinesprojects #stampinwithsandi #sandimaciver #stampinupcardideas

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks for the Stampin Up Sure Do Love you Bundle:

I chose the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper to create my projects with Mostly because I love Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry together and this paper has the added bonus of gold highlights.

For my embellishments, I went gold.  The Suite has Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack and you can see that behind the large heart on the box.

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I added Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequin Assortment.

You need two pieces of Melon Mambo card stock 5 x 7 to cut the box and then two pieces of designer paper 2-3/4 x 4-5/8 to cover the front and back of the box.

I used the large heart die to cut the heart from another piece of this stunning Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper.

TIP – the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is super thick, so you could cut the box directly from it and save yourself a step.

stampin up sure do love you bundle, projects by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #valentinesprojects #stampinwithsandi #sandimaciver #stampinupcardideas

I did the Emboss Resist technique for this fun heart.  First I white heat embossed the stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper 2=1/4 x 4-1/4 and then I put a watercolor wash over it with Melon Mambo at the top and Rich Razzleberry at the bottom, blending in the center.

This piece ended up being one of the card fronts, and  then I created another.

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This time I cut it out with the large heart die in the set and this because the main art piece for another of the cards.

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The other two cards are created with bits and pieces of the designer paper and die cut hearts and the envelopes also have just a splash of colour down the outside edge.

For the cards themselves, I used the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes. (also on page 19).  These note cards are 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 and come in a package of 20 with envelopes and they just happen to fit perfectly in that little box!

Sure do Love you Bundle from Stampin Up#suredoloveyou #stampinup #stampinwithsandi #stampinupcardideas

The Sure Do Love You bundle comes in wood or clear and ordering them together will save you 10%

Thanks so much for stopping to visit with me today, wishing you Happy Stamping.

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Stampin Up Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

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I was having a little artful fun yesterday with the new Stampin Up Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set.

Do you love to colour?  If so, this is just one of many new sets in the catalogue that will flex your creativity and have you colouring into the wee hours!

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set from Stampin Up #stampin up #friendshipssweetestthoughts, stampinwithsandi, #sandimaciver #canadianstampinupdemonstator #stampinupcardideas

Sweet sentiments and artful imagery give this set a  “Paris” feel .  I think of sitting on a park bench in the sun, watching people go by, ha-ha, ok, at a cafe with a glass of wine is more like it.

I dug out my trusty watercolor pencils for this little number, Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Melon Mambo.

Now did you just run and look at your set and figure out that you don’t have a Lemon Lime Twist pencil?  You didn’t lose it, it’s not in the set.  But there is something new in the catalogue where you can get it:

Lots of Happy Card Kit

The Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15.  It comes with 4 pencils and there are actually 2 NEW COLORS for you, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo – whoo hoo!  I am about half way through colouring my images from this kit, it’s AMAZING – You need it.  Stay tuned, i hope to get some pics posted for you next week.

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks for the Stampin Up Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Card:

Stampin Up Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #friendshipssweetestthoughts #stampinwithsandi #sandimaciver #cardmakingblog #canadianstampinupdemonstrator

  • I stamped the imaged with Archival Basic Black (because it’s waterproof), onto a 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper white card stock.
  • I heat set it to dry it because it takes FOREVER and I’m not a patient woman, haha…
  • Add colour with the watercolor pencils and then use the Aqua painter to blend.
  • TIP – don’t color two sections right beside each other, or the colors will run.  Let sections dry first before you go back.
  • The art piece is mounted to a slighter bigger piece of card stock Vellum.  It adds a soft mat – almost like a shadow.
  • I love the sturdiness of Thick Whisper White for my card bases and the designer paper over it is from Petal Garden in the Annual catalogue (there is a link below in the products list for you).

Cutting instructions are at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts card by Sandi @ stampinwithsandi.com #stampinup #friendshipssweetestthoughts #stampinwithsandi #sandimaciver #cardmakingblog #canadianstampinupdemonstrator

Thanks so much for stopping to visit with me today, wishing you Happy Stamping.

 

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for the Stampin Up Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Card:

  • Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2  Designer Paper 4 x 5-1/4
  • Art Piece:  Watercolor paper 2-3/4 x 3-3/4, mat – Vellum card stock 3 x 4

 

Do you need the supplies to create this card?  if so, simply click the image to view the products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.  I can ship orders anywhere in Canada and I would LOVE to be your Demonstrator.

 


 

 

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