Vertical Greetings for Graduation Wishes

The daughter of a good friend recently graduated from college. I recall when she was born! How did that time go by? Anyway, I wanted to send her a graduation card and the Vertical Greetings stamp set caught my eye. I’m happy with how this just a bit non-traditional graduation card turned out.

Vertical Greetings stamp set, graduation, Epoxy Hearts, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Vertical Greetings Graduation Card:

Again, I seem to be into clean and simple cards. The only cute/clever thing about this card was how I colored the topiary. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to add color directly to the stamp. A little huff before I stamped and it was done.Vertical Greetings, Marker to stamp technique, Stampin' Up/, diannescards.com

Here’s a link to a little video I created to show you this easy technique.

Oh, well I guess there was one other cute thing. I used a Real Red Stampin’ Blend to color a few Epoxy Heart Droplets. Isn’t that a cool trick?

 

Purchase List for Vertical Greetings Graduation Card:

 

This and That:

The Vertical Greetings stamp set and the Poppy Parade ribbon are both retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

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Eastern Beauty for Thank You

Looking for a quick and easy card? I’m busy preparing for my annual sale but don’t want to forget thank you cards for my faithful customers. I pulled out the soon to be retired Eastern Beauty stamp set and some of the last pieces of Lemon Lime Twist card stock that I own and went to work. Here’s the result.

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Easy show case for some great retiring products, don’t you think?

Design Notes for Eastern Beauty Card:

I love this color combination!

The major color in this card is Lemon Lime Twist but the Berry Burst adds a touch of fun.

I used some of the Gingham Gala Designer Paper as a layer, the Lemon Lime Twist pieces. I guess I wanted to make sure you saw that I like the color! The other Lemon Lime Twist touch was to add some Glitter Enamel Dots. Can you have too much Glitter?

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

As a final touch, I added some Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap. What a great way to use up scraps!

Eastern Beauty stamp set, thank you, In-Colors, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Product List for Eastern Beauty Card:

This and That:

The Eastern Beauty stamp set, the Gingham Gala Designer Paper and everything Lemon Lime Twist, are all retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

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Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye

One of the prettiest stamp sets in our current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Dragonfly Dreams set. Sadly, it is going to retire soon, Dragonfly Dreams goodbye. Not to worry, it will be replaced by lots of other beautiful things! I made this card a few weeks ago for a swap and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of some inspiration.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I got to use some fun techniques on this one!

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

Of course, the dragonfly is the star of this card. I stamped the image on a piece of vellum with some Soft Sea Foam ink and them immediately added some clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed it, I used the Detailed Dragonfly dies to cut it out. Did you know that you can emboss with regular ink instead of Versamark? You need a well inked pad. (Another reason to be sure to purchase a refill when you buy the ink pad.) You also need to act quickly – add the powder and heat right away.

The other interesting part of this card is the dry embossing. I used a Sponge Brayer and added Soft Sea Foam ink to the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder with a Foam Brayer. The Whisper White card stock piece was embossed the same way and then fit into the Soft Sea Foam piece.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock and rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat embossing, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I finished off the tag with some sponging and ribbon.

Purchase List for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:

This and That:

The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, that I used for today’s card are retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

retiring

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Dianne

Life Is So Much Better With You In It

“Life is so much better with you in it.” Isn’t that a great sentiment? It’s part of the Petal Palette stamp set and it’s something I’m going to miss. Petal Palette retires soon and I wanted to make one more card before it departs.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also wanted to create something with the fabulous color combination in this week’s Color Challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the banner to see the other cards and projects made with this fun color cimbination.

Global Design Project, #GDP189, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Petal Palette Card:

This was a pretty easy card to make! I used the Stamparatus to make sure the yellow pattern was even. Made it so easy! After that, I stamped the sentiment and then added some Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon. Then I recalled that I had three rose embellishments left from my Share What You Love Embellishments kit. Perfect! I added some stamping to the envelope and I was done.

Petal Palette stamp set, #GDP189, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Petal Palette Card:

 

This and That:

First, a big “Thank You”. So many of you voted for my card in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights that I came in 4th! At the end of this month, I will now be able to join in an International Blog Hop! Yea!

The Petal Palette stamp set that I used for today’s card is retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

retiring

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY If on-line orders total $150 or more, you will be eligible to win the Host Benefits for those orders. I’ll also send along a little gift with your thank you card for any purchases over $50.

 

 

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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? It does NOT mean that you have to hold classes or sell millions each year! What it does mean is that you can purchase whatever you want for 20 or even 25% off. It means you  get to see and purchase items before everyone else. It means you can be part of a fun team. Call or email me if you have questions. I have many hobby demonstrators on my team. Want to be one too?

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Incredible Like You!

In my continuing parade of cards showcasing soon to be retired products, today I have a really easy birthday card. I used the Incredible Like You stamp set and some really great designer series paper, Share What You Love.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I think that So Saffron and Black make a striking combination, don’t you?  The Basic Black card base really helped the beautiful Designer Paper stand out. I used some of the So Saffron ink for the background in the sentiment part and then stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. To finish it off, I used some Black Satin Ribbon and part of a Pearl Doily. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the Share What You Love paper also has a pearl finish.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Incredible Like You Card:

Be sure to get he Incredible Like You stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper while you can. They will be gone soon!

This and That:

Have you had a chance to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights? I’d really appreciate it. My card is #25. Click here, find my card and click on the upper right hand corner. It’s as easy as that! Thanks!

Glad you stopped by today.

Dianne