Swirly Bird by the Sea

Over the years, my husband and I have taken lots of great vacations. It seems the ones that stand out are the ones by the sea. So it was easy to be inspired when I saw that the Global Design Project  challenge theme this week was “Take Me to the Sea”.  Swirly Bird was the perfect stamp set to carry out the challenge.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t those colorful little sail boats just carry you away?

Here’s the banner and link for Global Design Project. Be sure to go over and see all the samples.

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Design Notes for Swirly Bird Card:

I had fun with the Seaside Embossing Folder! Some ink (Pool Party and Bermuda Bay) on the inside before embossing gave the random color to the background piece. And can anything be better than some Wink of Stella? One of the tips for using Wink is to go over the area two or three times.

swirly Bird stamp set, Seaside Textured Embossing folder, Wink of Stella, #GDP151, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Swirly Bird Card:

Yep, lots of inks for this!

 

Some Special Things for August:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

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In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

 

Hope you are having a splendid day!

Dianne

 

 

Baby Bear in Shades of Gray

So, I guess I’ve used the Baby Bear stamp set quite a few times. How could I not? It is just too cute. My neighbors welcomed a new granddaughter last week so I wanted to make something special.

 

Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

In the past, when I’ve used Baby Bear, I’ve made the bear in shades of brown. This time I wanted to use grays so that it would coordinate with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper. The Stamparatus made it so easy to do the three layers.

I don’t always make a belly band for a gate fold card but thought it would be a cute way to display the bear. Here’s what the inside looks like.

Baby Bear stamp set, new baby card, Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper, Oh, My Stars Embossing Folder, Gate Fold card with Belly Band, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The sentiment and stars are from the Better Together stamp set.

Supply List for Baby Bear Card:

 

Some Special Things for August:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

 

Hope you are having a good day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dianne

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Treat Time for Manly Monday

Yes, it’s Monday again. Today, I have a masculine version of a collar card. I used the Treat Time stamp set for this card. I think it’s bright and happy!

Treat Time stamp set, Manly Monday card, Broadway Bound Designer Paper, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The Broadway Bound Designer Paper has definitely become one of my favorites .

 

Design Notes for Treat Time Card:

I love how the collar fold lets you see both sides of a sheet of Designer Paper. If you follow my blog, you recall that I used the collar fold a few days ago. (Click here to see that post.) This time, I placed the fold on the side of the card, rather than the top. The opening allowed me some space to heat emboss the Happy Birthday sentiment. I added some Black Shimmer Ribbon and still felt it needed just a little more pop. Since there were gold circles on the designer paper, I punched out a few more from some Gold Foil Sheet with a 1/2″ Circle Punch. That did it for me.

While I had that great paper out, I used some to create a very cool envelope decoration. I think this will make anyone feel special.

Treat Time stamp set, Manly Monday card, Broadway Bound Designer Paper, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List For Treat Time Card:

 

August Specials:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

 

Happy Monday!

Dianne

 

 

A Fall Look With Blended Seasons

I am sure you have seen some things made with the new Blended Seasons Bundle. It’s only available for a short time (until August 31 or while supplies last). Today I am participating in a blog hop where all the hoppers are using this great stamp set and Framelits Bundle. Here’s my contribution.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the Colorful Seasons Bundle. The possibilities are unlimited!

Blog Hop Banner

The blog hop begins tonight at 8 PM.



Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

I don’t know what it is about fall, the crisp cool air, the beautiful color of the leaves, or the feeling of a new beginning but, I believe that fall is my favorite season. So, I love making fall cards and projects. For this card, I started with using some copper heat embossing to outline the leaves. I colored them by using an Aqua Painter and ink from the ink pads. Next, I cut out the leaves with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Season Framelits set. Can you see the stitching around the leaves? For the background, I chose some Pumpkin Pie card stock and embossed it using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I wanted to bring out the texture a bit so I sponged with some Cajun Craze ink. The extra leaf and the frame around the leaves are cut from Copper Foil.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Blog hop, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Blended Seasons Card:

 

Notes and Reminders:

Be sure to visit some of the other stops on this Blog Hop. You will be amazed at some of the great samples using the Blended Seasons Bundle. Remember, the hop starts at 8 PM EDT.

I know you will want to purchase this Bundle after you see all the samples. Just click on the Bundle icon above and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember too, that this month for each $50 purchase you make, you will receive a coupon for $5. that you can use in September. Also, don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code so that you have a chance to win the Host Benefits for this month. (August Host Code TDSUFUR6)

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Hope you are having a restful Sunday!

 

Dianne

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Friend/encouragment card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

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Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:

 

 

There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.

 

 

Supply List for Tropical Chic Card:

 

August Specials:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.

Thanks,

Dianne