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.

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This and That:

 

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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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!

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The bags were filled with candies!

 

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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!

 

Broadway Bound Anniversary Card

Some friends of ours are celebrating their anniversary this week. I wanted something festive and colorful for their card. I looked at Broadway Bound Specialty Paper and looked no further!

Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Stitched All Around stamp set, Anniversary card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This paper just screams “Celebrate” to me!

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Anniversary Card:

The main feature of this card is the great designer paper. The layers at the bottom are taken from the colors of the dots on the paper: Gold, Basic Black, and Gray Granite. I added a bit of Lemon Lime Twist to give it a little color. The sentiment, stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. After punching it out with the Everyday Label Punch, I backed it with a piece of Gold Foil card stock.

After I made this card, I decided I wanted to see how it would look with a narrow border of Lemon Lime Twist.

Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Stitched All Around stamp set, Anniversary card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you like one better than the other?

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Two More Things….

First, have you voted for my card? I hope so. Just to remind you. I am participating in a Blog Highlight this week. If you would, click here or on the image below. That will take you to the blog post. Find my card, #14, and click on the heart on the upper right hand side. You should get a message that you voted. Thanks so much. If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in a Blog Hop in early August. Thanks!

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Second thing…

Stampin’ Up is having a special for the next month. If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, now is the time. If you subscribe now, you’ll get your first kit for half off! SWEET!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

Nature’s Poem Card for Jerry

Have you noticed? I’ve been trying to show a card appropriate for men about once a week. Maybe I’ll call it “Manly Monday”! I know that lots of people struggle with this. So, I’ve been pushing to help you out! Here’s a card I made for my husband for our recent anniversary. I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Paper.

Nature's Poem DSP, Masculine card, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Leaves Trinkets, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

He seemed to like it. Sometimes hard to tell!

Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card:

I think almost all of the papers in this package of Designer Paper are appropriate for a masculine card. It was really just a matter of picking one! The strip of card stock across the card is a coordinating color, Tranquil Tide. I also stamped the sentiment, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, with Tranquil Tide ink. The Everyday Label Punch was just the right size and shape for this card. The Burlap Ribbon and one of the Leaves Trinkets added just enough texture and interest.

Nature's Poem DSP, Masculine card, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Leaves Trinkets, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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Buy the Bundle!

A few days ago I showed you a card where I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Framelits. They are all part of the Nature’s Poem Suite. You can see that card here.

Here are some cards from the catalog using the materials in this suite. There are also twines, Leaves Trinkets and a card stock pack. See page 144 in the catalog.

Nature's Poem suite, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, just go to my 24-7 on-line store. This month I am sending everyone who orders $50 or more a sampling of the five In-Color ribbons. Just a little thank you from me.

Hope your week is off to a good start.

Dianne

P.S. Do you think I should make Masculine cards a weekly feature?