Itty Bitty Greetings for Easter

There’s still time. If you want to make a quick Easter card that is. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set  to make this card to send to some friends.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. I have to admit, it was a real challenge for me, The task was to create a monochrome card, not something I would ordinarily do!

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Global Desing Project 185

 

 

Design Notes for Itty Bitty Greetings Card:

This card contains some of my favorite things! I love the butterfly die from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits set. The Country Floral is currently my favorite, most versatile, embossing folder. I’m generally not a fan of purple but I think with all of the white, I like the Gorgeous Grape here. The card itself is pretty straightforward. It occurred to me while I assembled the card, that is a real lesson in using adhesives.

First, I used Tear & Tape when adhering the embossed piece to the Gorgeous Grape layer. Whenever you have an embossed piece, but sure to use a sturdy adhesive to adhere the bumpy layer.

Next I used some Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon. Really, it’s the easiest way to add ribbons.

Finally, I used some Mini Dimensions to adhere the sentiment. It’s pretty narrow so the Mini Glue Dots were perfect.

I also used some SNAIL to adhere Gorgeous Grape piece to the card base.

Oh, my final step was not an adhesive but a way to add just a touch of glimmer. I used Wink of Stella on the butterfly just to add that feeling of lightness.

Itty Bitty Greetings, Springtime Impressions Dies, #GDP185, Country floral Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Itty Bitty Greetings:

Notice that Itty Bitty Greetings is currently available in both Wood mount and clear mount. If you like wood mount stamps, time is running out. In the new catalog, very few stamps will be available in wood mount.

 

This and That:

retiring

On June 3, we will have a wonderful new catalog go live. In the meantime, things that are retiring are available for a short while.

Here is a link to my web page and the lists of retiring products. Note that some items are retiring, some will be available but not in wood mount. Many items that were bundled in the current catalog will not be available as a bundle. So, if you are interested in those items, get them now!

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Sending Hugs with Springtime Impressions

I wanted to make a special get well / thinking of you card for one of my customers. I also wanted to participate in this weeks CASe this Sketch. The Thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Bundle called out to me!

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The card was roughly based on this sketch.

 

Design Notes for Springtime Impressions Card:

It was so much fun making this card! I started with the large die cut and some Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I cut another piece with some of the Floral Romance Designer Series paper and cut out three of the flowers, placing them on top of the Mossy Meadow piece. After I stamped the sentiment, I added a few flowers cut with another die from the Springtime Impressions set. I dressed things up a bit with some Metallic Pearls at the center of each flower. The last step was to add a shiny touch with some Wink of Stella.

Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Abstract Impressions stamp set, CASe This Sketch, FloralRomance Specialty Designer eries paper, Thinking of Yu card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Springtime Impressions:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Easter Treats with Fable Friends

Each month I hold four card classes at various times and days. From time to time, I like to spoil my friends who faithfully attend and, I think, enjoy class. This month I made a little treat for everyone to celebrate spring and Easter. The sentiment from Fable Friends made it easy and cute!

Fable Friends stamp set, Bouquet Blooms stamp set, Easter, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I only used a sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set, but you should look at this adorable set of images.

Fable Friends stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Fable Friends Treats:

Oh gosh. these were easy. I picked three colors and stamped some of the sort of sunburst image on Whisper White.

Accented Blooms stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comNext, I stamped the sentiments in the same three colors and punched them out with the Duet Banner punch.

A little Tear & Tape to hold everything together and they were done. Here’s a look at all of them!

Fable Friends stamp set, Bouquet Blooms stamp set, Easter, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Fable Friends Treats:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Happy Tails of Spring

Down the street from our house is our community’s dog park. I love to walk past the park, especially in the spring. The dogs just look so happy! I know some of my friends arrange doggie play dates there. I wonder if some doggie love blooms in the park? That thought was pretty much the inspiration for today’s card made with the Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch.

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card was also inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The theme for this week’s card is ‘”A Day at the Park”.

#GDP183, http://www.global-design-project.com, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Tails Card:

I really had fun making this card! I knew I wanted to have two dogs facing each other so I tried out a new (to me) technique called mirror stamping. You have to have a Stamparatus and a Silicone mat to do this technique.

  • I stamped the image on the Silicon mat three times. (One thing to keep in mind with this technique is to make sure that your ink pad is very juicy. If you buy the ink refill each time you buy an ink pad you will be all set.)
  • After stamping on the mat three times, I then placed a piece of card stock on the Stamparatus to get the image from the Silicon Mat.
  • Next, without moving the paper, I stamped the image one more time on the side of the paper facing up. That way I knew where the dog was so that I could punch him out!

Happy Tails stamp set, Abstract Impressions stamp set, Stamparatus, Dog Builder Punch, #GDP183, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Tails Card:

 

This and That:

Are you thinking that spring is cleaning and organizing time? Me too! Stampin’ Up! has some great new products available right now to help you with that task.

Doesn’t that look cool? Here’s a video to show you have flexible it is. Buy some parts now and some later or buy it all now, your choice.

 

And here are the specifics. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

 

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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.

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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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Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Farewell Fresh Fig

I know, I know, it’s a little early to say good bye to any of the 2017-2019 In colors. But, let’s face facts, they are not going to around that much longer. I decided that I needed to give Fresh Fig a little love before it departs. Such a great color.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Did you notice? I paired the Fresh Fig with another soon to depart color, Lemon-Lime Twist.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. What a great sketch. Click on the banner below to go to the site and be inspired by some great cards.

#GDP182

 

Design Notes for Fresh Fig Card:

I like quick and easy cards. I  t’s fun to fuss and add layers and heat emboss and go on but lots of times, I make quick and easy cards. This is one of them. The only – easy – special thing I did was to emboss the two layers with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. A little sprinkle of sequins and some Wink of Stella on the candles and I was done.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Oh, yes, there was the stamping. The Piece of Cake stamp set is filled with fun sentiments and images. Here’s what I selected for the inside.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And here’s a close up look at the stamp set. It’s from the Occasions Catalog so you still have until June 3 to get this one.

Piece of Cake stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fresh Fig Card:

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration:

Sunday, March 31 is the last day to earn some very cool items with Sale-A-Bration. For each $50 you purchase, you earn one item. Click on the Sale-A-Bration flyer over on the right.

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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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diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538Have 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?

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to become a demonstrator. For $99 you receive $175 in items from either the Annual Catalog or the Occasions catalog. Also, you pay no shipping on this order! But hurry, there are only a few days left for this deal.

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne