A Treat Time Get Well

I think that the Treat Time stamp set is one of those sets that isn’t too flashy and so ends up not getting much attention. Maybe I will be able to change your mind about that. It’s so cute! You will love this cute and easy get well card.

Treat Time stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The layout was inspired by this week’s challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch. Pretty clean and simple, right? Click on the sketch below to go on over to the site.

Case this sketch,#277, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Treat Time Get Well:

Could this card be any more clean and simple? I think not! The only even close to tricky thing is the vase. After I inked up the stamp with Berry Burst ink, I used an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (it’s in the Brights Collection) to color the leaves then stamped on the Whisper White card stock. On a piece of scrap paper, I stamped the image again with Old Olive ink. A little fussy cutting and it was ready for the card front. Before popping it up on a Dimensional, I stamped the design on either side of the vase. That stamp is from the Detailed with Love stamp set.

Treat time stamp set, Case This Sketch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


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Lined Alphabet at Last!

I purchased the Lined Alphabet stamp set a few weeks ago. It seems to have gotten lost on my desk (yes, entirely possible.) What a fun set. I realized as soon as I studied it that it is a perfect way to use my Stampin’ Blends.

Lined Alphabet stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Lined Alphabet Card:

I stamped the letters with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Since they are photopolymer stamps, it was easy to line them up. To achieve the ombre look. I first with colored a letter with the lightest Blend. Then, starting at the bottom of the letter, I added a bit of the darker color. After that, I went back and blended the colors a bit with the lighter marker. Easy.

I started to add “You” that I had cut out with the Celebrate You thinlits. I realized that the letters in “Thanks” were outlined in black. So, I took a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and just went around the edges of the “You”. Subtle but it worked.

Lined Alphabet stamp set, Garden Impressions DSP, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

A little piece of Silver Baker’s Twine on the strip of Calypso Coral and I was done.

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Hope you are having a great day. This weekend is very busy for me. I’m having an event to sell my retired items and show new catalog things on Sunday. Lots of work getting samples ready, Make and Takes, Goodie Bags and of course, refreshments. However, I do plan to post something wonderful tomorrow!

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Birthday Wishes Stitched All Around

“Enjoy your Special day” Is there a nicer birthday wish? This particular one is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. I’m putting this card in the mail today for someone who I don’t see often but she often emails me with lovely comments about my blog. I really do hope she enjoys her special day.

Stitched All Around, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com


Design Notes for Stitched All Around Card:

I depended on one of my usual strategies to select the colors for this card. I saw the piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Paper and then went from there. (Each pack of Designer Paper lists the colors right on the package. The colors are also listed in the Annual Catalog.)

I’m not sure I would have selected these colors myself, but I do love the way they work together.

I was feeling it had been too long since I’d done any heat embossing. It’s a habit I’ll never give up! I think the white embossing shows up so well on the Fresh Fig centerpiece.

Stitched All Around, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

Are you wondering how I cut out that center piece? It was the Stitched Labels Framelits. The Stitched All Around stamp set is part of a bundle with the Stitched Labels Framelits.

Stitched All Around Bundle, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

One other thing I wanted to point out to you. Did you notice the Rhinestones? They started out as basic rhinestones but I colored them with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend. Such a neat trick. You can have Rhinestones or Pearls in whatever color you want, just use one of the Blends and you have color!


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World Giraffe Day with Animal Outing

It’s true.Today is World Giraffe Day. I decided to celebrate this amazing animal by making a card with the Animal Outing stamp set. It’s the first time I used this set and I’m in love!

Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition DSP, Animal Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Can that giraffe be any cuter?

Design Notes for Animal Outing Card:

This stamp set is part of a suite of products, the Animal Expedition Suite. The Animal Friends Framelits dies helped me cut out the cute giraffe. The Leaf Ribbon was just too tempting for me. I had to offer the sweet giraffe something to eat! I embossed the Shaded Spruce card stock with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, a faithful standby from last year’s catalog. Here’ a look at the stamp set. I know you will see more of this. I have already stamped, colored and cut the kangaroo!

Animal Outing stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comReally, this stamp set even makes a rhino look adorable!

I think my favorite part of the card is the inside. First I stamped then sentiment, then stamped off a few leaves with Shaded Spruce ink. Then, using Glue Dots, I added a bit of the Leaf Ribbon. Almost too much cuteness!

Stitched All Around, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

The Animal Outing stamp set is part of a bundle. remember, buy the bundle, save 10%, be 100% happy.


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If you’d like to learn more about the giraffe, here’s a link: https://giraffeconservation.org/world-giraffe-day



Pick A Pennant Thank You Cards

I love what I do. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is fun. I get to meet lots of great people and share what I love to do. When I saw that the theme for this week’s Global Design Project was “Love It – Live it- Share It” , I thought that customer thank you notes would fit into that theme perfectly.  And isn’t the Pick A Pennant stamp set the perfect way so say thanks!

Pick A Pennant stamp set, Embossing Paste, Thank you note card, #GDP143, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

Design Notes For Pick A Pennant Note Card:

Well, I must start off with a confession. I believe that I got this stamp set when I was in Hartford, CT at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event. For some reason, I just haven’t used it until today. That’s pretty much when I realized that I have yet to buy the Framelits that go with this set! (That will soon be remedied!) So the pennants and bird were fussy cut. Not hard but not as nicely done as they would be with the Framelits. Ah well, live and learn.

Pick A Pennant stamp set, Embossing Paste, Thank you note card, #GDP143, Stampin' Up! , diannescards.com

This card was pretty easy to put together. Once I had settled on the colors, I stamped the pennants in Mint Macaron and then used the darker, Pacific Point ink for the letters. I love using the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and figured it would give the card some nice texture as well as someplace for the bird to land!

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