Free As A Bird Says Thanks

Thank you. Two little words that can mean so much. I seem to always need some thank you cards. I just love the Free as a Bird stamp set and knew it would be perfect for a sweet thank you card.

Free as a Bird stamp set, Hello card, Bird Ballad Designer Paper, masking

I’m not sure what kind of bird I created here. I didn’t have any special bird in mind, I just liked the colors!

 

Design Notes for Free As A Bird Card:

This is actually a card we made in my July card classes. I think everyone liked it! Do you notice the bird and the branch behind him? We used masking to add the branch. (Otherwise it would have looked like the bird was being impaled by the branch! )

Using a mask is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Stamp the bird on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

2. Place a mask over the stamped bird. A mask in this case is another stamped bird that has been cut out. Use just the tiniest bit of SNAIL adhesive so that the bird won’t move.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

3. Stamp with branch. When you remove the mask, the bird will have a branch behind him, not in him.

Free as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comFree as a Bird stamp set, masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July 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.

 

 

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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?

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Dianne

Well Said for Retirement Congratulations

Recently,  one of our neighbors retired as a school nurse after a long and successful career. We joined her friends and family for a party a week or so ago. I wanted to make a special card for her. Now that she is retired, I think card making is in her future! I used both the Beautiful You and the Well Said stamp sets for her card.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Well Said Retirement Card:

Easel cards are fun to create. I wrote up a tutorial for one awhile back. You can see it here, Tutorial for Easel Card – Portrait. For this card, I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make a strip that would hold the card up.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I love the new Garden Lane Designer Paper and used it as the background for the front. I thought it looked a bit quilt like. Appropriate since my friend is a quilter!

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The joyful woman, from the Beautiful You stamp set, was first stamped in Basic Gray. Next, I colored in her dress, hat, etc with Watercolor Pencils. Finally, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out all the colors.

Well Said stamp set, Beautiful You stamp set, Easel card, Retirement, quilter, Garden Lane Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Well Said Retirement Card:

 

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July 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.

 

 

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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?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

Around the Corner with Birthday Greetings

I seem to be in a clean and simple card mode these days. The Around the Corner stamp set made this birthday card pretty easy.

Around the Corner stamp set, Well Written Framelits, #GDP197, birthday, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

This great color combination is part of this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Just click on the banner below to go to the site.

#GDP197, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Around the Corner Card:

The Around the Corner stamp set is so cute. There are all kinds of borders, some with sentiments, and little flowers, etc.

Around the Corner stamp set images, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t it cute! After I stamped the Whisper White piece, I cut out the “happy” and “birthday” from a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock using the Well Written dies. The butterfly is one of the other dies from same set. Finally, I added just a bit of the darling Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

 

Purchase List for Around the Corner Card:

 

 

 

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July 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.

 

 

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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?

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Dianne

 

 

I Say Hello

Whenever I read the name of this stamp set, I want to sing that old Beatles song, “Hello, Goodbye.” So, now that song will be in your head while you read this blog post. (For a reminder of this song, scroll to the end of the blog post.) Anyway, I love this stamp set, it’s just perfect for a quick card for lots of different occasions. Here’s my “I Say Hello” card.

I Say Hello stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Thinking of You card, Medium Daisy Punch, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for I Say Hello Card:

Don’t you love this color combination? Two of the colors are new, In-Colors, Purple Posy and Seaside Spray. That means they will only be around for two years.

 

Here’s a good look at the stamp set. I know there is a greeting for most events that you can think of!

I say Hello stamp set images, Stampin' Up! diannescards.comTo be honest, this was a pretty easy card to put together. I cut some layers using the Rectangular Stitched Framelits, added some ribbons and the stamped piece. The final touch was a daisy stamped with a stamp from Daisy Lane and punched out with the Medium Daisy Punch. A little jewel in the middle added  just the right amount of glitz! Well, there is the yummy linen ribbons too. Isn’t that just the best. That ribbon comes in each of the new In-Colors.

 

Purchase List for I Say Hello Card:

Did you know that if you purchase a bundle, you save 10%. The Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch are a bundle. Get it now!

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July 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.

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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?

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Dianne

A Little Extra:

Just in case you are unable to remember the Beatles and this song!

 

 

 

Seaside Notions – My Newest Fav!

I’m not a faithful stamp lover. It seems my favorite stamp set changes from week to week. Oh well. This week my favorite stamp set is Seaside Notions. The image stamps are just delightful and the sentiment messages and fonts are great.

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com

The idea for the frame is really part of a challenge. This week over at Global Design Project, the challenge is to CASE the Designer. I chose to use the layout elements from her card.

 

Global Design Challenge,#GDP196

Design Notes for Seaside Notions Card:

The first thing I did when creating this card was to smear a bit of the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the card front piece. Good to do this a bit ahead as it takes a few minutes to dry. Next I stamped the lovely sea horse. i realized I wanted two and used my Stamparatus to make the second, mirror image. If you look at the Stampin’ Up! catalog (page 139) they show you just how to do that. It’s easy! Really!

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com

 

After I fussy cut the sea horses, I added a single shell to the front. Of course, I stamped some shells on the envelope.

 

 

Purchase List for Seaside Notions Card:

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July 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.

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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?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne