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Had your eye on something? Thought a kit might be a nice gift for someone? Need to take another look at the Year End Sale items? Today is the day to get what’s been on your list – Free Shipping is like saving 10%! Yea!

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Merry Cafe for Cute Thank You Gifts

I wanted to give my customers a little thank you gift. These little coffee packets were in my local grocery store and it was easy to make a cute container for them. The Merry Cafe stamp set was the perfect compliment to these coffee packets.

Merry Cafe, Coffee Packets, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a look at the ones I made for this week’s class.

Merry Cafe, Coffee Packets, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Merry Cafe Coffee Holders:

I sort of made up the container as I went along!  The Garden Green card stock folder was 21/2″ wide and 7″ long, scored and 4 3/4″. I cut a 2 1/4″ square from a piece of the Quilted Christmas Paper Stack. The sentiment is from Merry Cafe stamp setand cut out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. Some Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon  finished it off.

Supply List for Merry Cafe Coffee Holder:

Remember, be sure to use Fast Fuse to  adhere the sides around the coffee sticks.



The Merry Cafe stamp set is not returning in the next catalog. If you like it, and of course you do, order it now! This sale is on until  January 2 but most items are on a first come, first served basis. So, if you love it, get it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my little gifts.





You Can Order Your Stamparatus Now!

Are you saying, “Stamps-a-what-tus”?  That’s Stamparatus. It’s a great new tool that Stampin’ Up! will have available in a few months. It’s a stamp placement tool that will revolutionize the way you stamp.

Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s What Stampin’ Up has to say about Stamparatus:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Stamparatus Product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Here’s the tool in action!

it is expected that it will be VERY popular and so you can pre-order right now!

Yes, you can pre-order right now.. You will reserve a tool but your credit card will not be charged until it ships.

From December 5 – 30 , go to www.stampinup.com and click the large Stamparatus Reserve Now banner ad. This will take you to the reservation application where you will be able to reserve your Stamparatus. Please note: In order to access the reservation app, you must be logged in to your customer online store account.

While you are ordering, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and the Holiday Specials.




At Home With You for Christmas

The stamp set, At Home with You is in the annual catalog. It is in the Everyday Occasions section, not the Holiday section.  In fact, I’m finding it to be one of the most versatile sets I own! I’ve used it for new house cards, for autumn greetings and for birthday.
Today, I’m showing you my latest effort with this stamp set, a Christmas card.

At Home With You stamp set, Boxwood Wreath, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I actually made two versions of the card. It is one of the cards people in my December classes will make and they may opt not to use one of the Boxwood Wreaths. Not sure how they will do in the mail. So, here is the alternate version.

At Home with You stamp set, Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com


Design Notes for At Home With You Card:

If you like to color, you will love making a card like this. First, I stamped the door, the planter, the package and the wreath, then colored them with Watercolor Pencils. Next, I used a Blender Pen to smooth everything out. Finally, I used the At Home Thinlits to cut out the pieces. They all were adhered to the piece of Night of Navy. I had used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Be sure to use lots of adhesive when you adhere things to paper that has been embossed.

Supply List for At Home With You Card:

The At Home With You stamp set is part of a bundle with the At Home Thinlits. Buy them together and save 10%! Yea!


It’s Still Sale Time:

You still have time to pick up some great bargains from Stampin’ Up! Here’s what’s on sale! These items are only available while supplies last, so if you see something, GET IT!


These items will be retiring from the holiday catalog. Stamps will be produced till Dec. 21 , then no more! Pick up what you want now. (Can you bear to think about next year’s cards?)



It’s a Sale! It’s A Sale!

12-01-2017_header_yearendsale_naYes, as promised, there is a Stampin’ Up Sale going on! Soooo many good things.

Here’s a look at the items and prices. Many of these items are in limited supply and will not be returning, so don’t delay.  Items are available only while supplies last.


Please call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected])  if you’d like me to place your order. If you order on line please use this month’s host code 6XX34VGW so that you can qualify for a drawing at the end of December.