Well Said Anniversary Wishes

My neighbors are celebrating their 25th anniversary today. I made a card, of course, but never thought to use silver, DUH. But I think the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies still get the message across!

Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Anniversary,Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Not exactly monochromatic, but pretty close! I did add a Metallic Pearl as a nod to their silver anniversary.

 

 

Design Notes for Well Said Anniversary Card:

There are so many beautiful designer papers in the new annual catalog. Because of that, it might be easy to over look the really beautiful, Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Paper. Here’s a peek.

Many of the pages have shiny accents. The paper that I used on this card shows one of those papers. This card is pretty straightforward. I cut the “happy” and the little bird with dies from the Well Written Die set and used some Garden Green card stock. Finally, I added a little ribbon on the bottom to add some interest. I love an easy, simple card that doesn’t look easy and simple!

 

 

Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Anniversary,Mosaic Mood specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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This and That:

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

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It’s a Verdant Garden of Loveliness

Even the name of this stamp set is lovely – Verdant Garden! It just seems sweet and restful to me. I made an anniversary card using this set, but it could certainly be a wedding card.

Verdant Garden stamp set, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Timeless Label Punch, Wedding/anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this a great color combination, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

 

 

Design Notes for Verdant Garden Card:

I know you will want to have this stamp set once you see how versatile it is. There are so many occasions that you can use it for. The sentiments are perfect for wedding and anniversary but the image stamps are approtriate for so many more occasions. I’ll be bringing you some other samples soon.

Verdant Garden stam[p set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

For this card, I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add some texture to the Soft Sea Foam card stock. Next, I added some of the sweet 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim to the bottom of the Mint Macaron piece. After I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White, I used the Timeless Label Punch. Before I adhered the Mint Macaron piece, I punched out a label. Then I used that piece for a background layer for the sentiment.

Verdant Garden stamp set, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Timeless Label Punch, Wedding/anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Verdant Garden Card:

The Verdant Garden stamp set coordinates so well with the Garden Lane Designer Paper. Be sure to get both.

This and That:

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Ordering? Please use the Host Code for June, which is TRSWEMYM. 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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Anniversary with Flourishing Phrases

We have some good friends who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I won’t say how long they have been married but my husband wore a brown corduroy suit. Anyway, I always like to make a special card for them. This year I used the Flourishing Phrases and some Stampin’ Blends for their special greeting.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Have you ever done heat embossing on Vellum Card Stock? I’ll tell you all about it.

Design Notes for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

I once asked a friend who is a heat embossing expert, if it was possible to emboss on Vellum. “Sure”, she replied. “It almost never catches on fire.”  I think of that every time I heat emboss on vellum. I’ve not ever had a fire but I am careful!

The cool thing about embossing on vellum is that you can feature either side when you use it on your card or project. Here’s the piece I used on this card before I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the reverse side.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the side I embossed on.

Once I colored in the flourish, I decided to feature the reverse side. If I had not colored it in. I probably would have used the embossed side. No rules here. Just what you think looks good.

By the way, the caution is in regard to the fact that the paper is lighter than regular card stock and so has the potential to get warmer. Just pay attention, you won’t have any problems.

Purchase List for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

 

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The new Occasions catalog is now live. And, even better, it’s Sale-A-Bration time. Yea! Sale-A-Bration is the annual event where you get lots to celebrate!

First, for each $50 you purchase, you can earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Check it out here.

Another great thing about Sale-A-Bration is that if you join my team now, you get $175 in merchandise for just $99! How can you turn that down? Just click here for more info about joining my Stampin’ Up! team.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. This is the area to look for when you order.

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Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!

This year, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary. WOW! Thirty year of great stamps, coordinating ink and paper colors, beautiful designer papers, innovative tools and lots more. Global Design Project is having a challenge this week to create a card to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s anniversary.

Celebrate You thinlits, Stampin' Up! anniversary, diannescards.com

Did you count the stars? Only count the ones actually on the card. I’ll bet you can guess how many I punched out for this.

Here’s the logo and link for this challenge. Be sure to go on over to Global Design to see all the great cards and projects.

 

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Design Notes for Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!:

I think it took me longer to come up with the idea of this design that it do to actually make the card! Did you guess how many stars? Thirty of course! It was easy to punch them out with the Twinkle Builder Punch and add them to the front with Glue Dots. Since I wanted something with stars, I used some of  the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Paper for the background. I set off the Night of Navy with a soft and lovely card base of Soft Sea Foam. Such a great color. I also cut the “Celebrate” from some Soft Sea Foam card stock. I added some of the beautiful Textured Weave Ribbon to add some depth and dimension to the card front. That’s about it. Sometimes the easy cards do just wht you want them to do!

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Supply List for Happy Anniversary Stampin’ Up!:

 

 

 

This and That:

Tomorrow (well, actually later today) I have a beautiful card to show you. I’m participating in  Kylie Bertucci’s Blog HIghlights again. Be sure to check out my card and vote. I’d appreciate it.

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Party Time with a Touch of Gold

About a week ago, my good friends Joyce and Jack celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Isn’t that amazing? Naturally such a special occasion should be honored with a special card. Petal Palette stamp set had the perfect sentiment. Here’s what I came up with.

Petal Palette stamp set, anniversary, large Letter Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Got a little gold?

Design Notes for Petal Palette 50th Anniversary Card:

Well, you really need to see the invitation to Joyce and Jack’s fabulous party then you can appreciate the card design.

Joyce and jack invitation

 

So, perhaps the color scheme makes sense now. I layered some Old Olive card stock behind the Gold Foil and Basic Black panels. Then the monogram letters were cut with the Large Letter Framelits. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold. Really, pretty simple.

i also created some tags for Joyce to add to her table setting at the party.

50th anniversary tag, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I actually made about 130 of them!

50th anniversary tags all, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The bags were filled with candies!

 

Supply List for Petal Palette 50th Anniversary Card:

 

 

August Specials:

For each $50 you spend in August you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in September. Yea!

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The Blended Seasons Bundle is available only in August or while supplies last.

Blended Seasons Bundle

Don’t forget to order the new selection of Watercolor Pencils also.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Dianne

 

Here are a few pictures from the party!

My high school and college friends.

 

 

Jack entertains!