Not So Happy Tails

My goddaughter, Caroline, recently lost their beautiful, sweet dog, Lucy. What could I do? I did what I do, I made a card. Happy Tails stamp set was part of the answer.

Happy Tails stamp set, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think the dog even looks a little like Lucy.

 

 

Design Notes For Not So Happy Tails:

The sentiment from Happy Tails fit perfectly into one of the heart dies from the Stitched Be Mine die set. To add a little texture to the background I tried a little experiment and used some Frost White Shimmer Paint, a dauber and the clouds mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. I think it gives the idea of clouds without being overwhelming.

Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The doggie was colored with a Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. I used the very handy Dog Builder Punch to punch it out. As a final touch, I added just a bit of black to the eye and nose with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

 

Happy Tails stamp set, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Shopping List For Not So Happy Tails:

 

This and That:

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has a Clearance Rack on the web site? Yes, and they’ve added some new things recently at great prices. Just click here to see what they have.

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for October is VU3DUGNF. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

https://diannescards.com/subscribe/

 

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You can select $125 in catalog merchandise for just $99. And you can pick your items from either the Annual Catalog or the Holiday catalog.

What does it mean to be a 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?

diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538

Mini Pizza Boxes – Where’s The Pizza?

Gold! These Mini Pizza Boxes are GOLD! Can anything call out “Gift Box” more than gold? Oh, so they are really a little small for a pizza but think of all the other things you could put in these, including a gift card! I made some recently as door prizes for my monthly classes and a bunch for an upcoming Craft Fair.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Mini Pizza Boxes:

Well, it’s all pretty simple. I used the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set to stamp the sentiments. The doillie, bell, and sentiment are all attached to the terrific Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper. I added that to the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock band and called it done!

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

The box is perfect for a small gift, jewelry or a key chain. It’s also perfect for a gift card. Because of that, I added at tag to the back of each box.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Shopping List for Mini Pizza Boxes:

 

This and That:

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has a Clearance Rack on the web site? Yes, and they’ve added some new things recently at great prices. Just click here to see what they have.

Yes, Stampin’ Up! is also having a great sale on Designer Series Papers. So, now is the time to stock up on those papers you love. Here are the ones that are on sale.

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for September is AABADMHM. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

https://diannescards.com/subscribe/

 

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You can select $125 in catalog merchandise for just $99. And you can pick your items from either the Annual Catalog or the Holiday catalog.

What does it mean to be a 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?

diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

Tags Tags Tags – Oops, No Gift!

Yes, I purchased the Tags, Tags, Tags stamp set (and dies) in order to make tags for some Halloween, Christmas and/or Valentine treats. But, as it turned out, my first project with this bundle was a Halloween card!

Tags, Tags, Tags, stamp set, Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, Heat Embossing, Birch stamp, Trio of Tags Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com,

We made this card in class this month. Everyone seemed to like it.

 

 

Design Notes for Tags Card:

I know there must be a name for this fold, although it’s really just a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ card stock with 3 1/4″ cut off. Take the piece that’s cut off and add it to the front of the card.

This card has some nice sparkle and texture to it. I used the Birch stamp and some heat embossing with the new Shimmer Black Embossing Powder. I also added to the glitz with a bit of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Here’s a close up to show you the shine factor!

Tags, Tags, Tags, stamp set, Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, Heat Embossing, Birch stamp, Trio of Tags Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com,

Of course, I didn’t neglect the inside. The stamp for Halloween gives you three tags. So we used a second one inside. I added a Pearl to hide the hole (part of the tag).

Tags, Tags, Tags, stamp set, Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, Heat Embossing, Birch stamp, Trio of Tags Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com,

Here’s a look at all the stamps in this set.

Tags tags tags stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Finally, I added some of the Designer Paper to the envelope flap to give a little preview of the card. Some folks in my class added the third tag to the envelope.

Tags, Tags, Tags, stamp set, Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, Heat Embossing, Birch stamp, Trio of Tags Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com,

 

Shopping List for Tags Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has a Clearance Rack on the web site? Yes, and they’ve added some new things recently at great prices. Just click here to see what they have.

Yes, Stampin’ Up! is also having a great sale on Designer Series Papers. So, now is the time to stock up on those papers you love. Here are the ones that are on sale.

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for September is AABADMHM. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

https://diannescards.com/subscribe/

 

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You can select $125 in catalog merchandise for just $99. And you can pick your items from either the Annual Catalog or the Holiday catalog.

What does it mean to be a 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?

diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

We’ll Walrus Be Friends

I love a good play on words. We’ll Walrus Be Friends is as good as they get. Don’t you love it? I decided to make a card for a friend who is going through a bit of a rough time. That seemed to work out well since the theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

Be sure to hop over to Kylie Bertucci’s Highlights page by clicking on the banner below. Please vote for my card, #17.

 

Design Notes for We’ll Walrus Be Friends:

Isn’t this just too cute? I really love that walrus. I used the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color him in after I stamped him (or her?) in Soft Suede ink. The background piece was embossed  with the subtle Dynamic Embossing folder to add a little texture. Other than that is was a pretty easy card.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

Shopping List for We’ll Walrus Be Friends:

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for September is AABADMHM. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

https://diannescards.com/subscribe/

 

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You can select $125 in catalog merchandise for just $99. And you can pick your items from either the Annual Catalog or the Holiday catalog.

What does it mean to be a 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?

diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

Harvest Hello for The New Teacher

As soon as I saw the apple stamp in the new Harvest Hello stamp set, I knew I wanted to make some little gifts for teachers. I didn’t have any trouble convincing goddaughter Anne Marie to let me do this! As a former teacher, I knew her kid’s teachers would appreciate a little favor. Chocolate never hurts!

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

You are getting a little sneak peek here. This stamp set is in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog.

 

Design Notes for Harvest Hello Box:

I think this project looks a little more complicated than it really is. I’m planning a video for next week to show how I made the carton.

Once I made the box, I just added some Lovely Lipstick Card Stock and some Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I know that you probably can’t see that paper.  I made 4 boxes and put them in the mail early the other morning. Later, I realized I forgot to take pictures of the sides with the Designer Paper. However, here’s a picture of the candy from the inside – same paper!

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t that paper just perfect for a little teacher gift?

The “To an A+ Teacher” piece is mounted on some Gold Foil Paper and attached to the milk carton with a bit of Lovely Lipstick Ribbon. I found some of the (now retired) Library Clips to close the cartons.

Harvest hello stamp set, box, heat embossing, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Apple Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Shopping List for Harvest Hello Box:

The Harvest Hello stamp set can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle with the Apple Builder Punch.

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for August is TSRVGE3D. 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.

 

 

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon above. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

https://diannescards.com/subscribe/

 

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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?

diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne