It’s a Joy Fold Card for New Baby!

A young friend of mine, Emma, recently gave birth to baby # 3, a sweet looking little girl, Phoebe. Emma provided my first experience with Stampin’ Up! I’ve made so many friends and had so many great experiences because of Stampin’ Up! I am forever grateful to her. So, her new baby calls for a special card. It’s been ages since I’ve made a joy fold card and I thought a new baby was a perfect reason for a joyful joy fold card!

Better Together stamp set, joy fold card, Everyday Label Punch, Petal Burst embossing folder, Stampin, Up!,, #GDP137

I confess, it’s not a color combination I might have thought of, but I love it! This week, the Global Design Project has a color challenge and that was the color inspiration for me. Click on the image below to go on onver to their site to see lots of beautiful projects inspired by this color combination.


Design Notes for Joy Fold Card:

A joy fold card is not hard. However, it takes a bit of thought and planning. The basic cuts are pretty straightforward but there are lots of sides that need either a layer of card stock, or Designer Paper or minimally, some stamping. I love the soon to be retired, Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper and had a bit of the Lemon Lime Twist left to use. I like the combination of Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist but felt I had to be carefully that the Melon Mambo didn’t overwhelm the other two colors. Since I was using the Lemon Lime Designer Paper that had a lot of white in it, it was especially important to give it some prominence and not let it be overwhelmed by the Melon Mambo. I think it worked out o.k.

I brought in some touches of Melon Mambo with the flowers. First, I stamped, then colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and then fussy cut. For the flower on the inside, I stamped right on the card stock. I have some extras that I cut out. Perhaps I’ll put one on the envelope.

Better Together stamp set, joy fold card, Everyday Label Punch, Petal Burst embossing folder, Stampin, Up!,, #GDP137


Supply List for Joy Fold Card:

Tonight I will be having another post go out. I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. I hope you will look at my blog tonight or tomorrow and then go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card.



P.S. Earlier today, Stampin’ Up! released a list of retired items that are now on sale. Here’s the list.AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

This Little Piggy Baby Card (?)

It probably seems a little strange to use This Little Piggy stamp set for a new baby card. But, really, it makes sense. My friend and down line, Vicki, welcomed a new grandchild. The parents of the new baby raised a pig before expecting the new baby. So, see it really does make sense. Not sure I would do it for any new baby, but it worked for this one.

This Little Piggy baby card, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up!,

Anyway, who wouldn’t want a card with this adorable pig on it?

Design Notes for This Little Piggy Baby Card:

I used Thick Whisper White Card Stock when I stamped the pig because I knew I’d be using my Blender Pen to soften the coloring. I would probably have been okay on regular Whisper White but the blending with the Blender Pen might have created a bit of pilling. I love using the Watercolor Markers and then to go over the colors with the Blender Pens. It hides any inconsistent coloring I might have done.

I used the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment and added a few sequins to add a little sparkle to the card front. Have you used the Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins yet? They are the BEST! So much fun.

Supply List for This Little Piggy Baby Card:

I’m always happy when stamp sets come in more than one form. I personally like the photopolymer or clear but I know lots of you are fans of wood mount. Both stamp sets I used for this card come in clear mount and wood mount.


Fast Fuse Sale

Fast Fuse SaleThe Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale starts today February 8 and runs thru Feb. 12th. When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE. YEA! Free, my favorite price! This deal is ONLY five days—while supplies last. Be sure to order today!

Have a great Thursday!


Foil Frenzy Meets Baby Bear?

Foil Frenzy for new baby card? Well, Foil Frenzy for a baby card seems a bit out of the box, but I think it works. The daughter of my high school friend, Margaret, had a baby girl and since I’m a bit behind with the greetings I wanted to make it special! What’s more special than some glitz? What do you think?

Baby bear stamp set, Foil Frenzy DSP, baby card, Stampin' Up!, envelope punch board


Design Notes for Foil Frenzy Baby Card:

I really had fun making this card. (scroll to the bottom of this post to see my desk when this card was finished.)

And how about those layers? Some might think it’s too many but I couldn’t seem to stop myself. When I was planning the card, it was going to have a simple soft pink background. So much for that idea.

When I finished with the layers, I added the Crinkled Seam Binding bow but it still needed something. I stamped the ‘hello, baby..” sentiment twice, each time covering part of the sentiment with clear tape. That was I could stack the greeting rather than having it in a straight line. Then, since I had stacked the sentiment, I was able to cut it out with one oft he Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

Finally, since I had made the card 5″ x 5″, I needed an envelope. I love using the Envelope Punch Board. The striped Foil Frenzy paper worked!

Envelope Punch board, Baby Bear stamp set, Foil Frenzy DSP, New baby card, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Foil Frenzy Baby Card:



Hope you are having a great day!

thanks, Dianne

Oh, here is a picture of my desk after all the layers!

desk disaster,

It’s Been A Winning Week

Just a quick Sunday afternoon post. Yes, it’s been a Winning Week. Two very cool things happened this week. First, I landed at the #1 spot for the Blog Highlights I asked everyone to vote for. SO EXCITED. In November, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop. Trust me, I’ll keep you posted. (No voting required this time.) Here’s the card that won!
Baby Bear stamp set, new baby card, Oh My Stars embossing folder, Stampin' Up!,

This morning I found out that one of my recent cards has been selected as a favorite by Splitcoast Stampers. How could Wilburn not be a winner?

This Little Piggy stamp set, Halloween, Spooky Cat stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper

Other News!

There are just a few more days to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free sale.

Designer Series Paper sale

DSP Sale,, Stampin' Up!

Hope you are having a fun day. It’s rainy here in lower Delaware. A perfect crafting day.


New Baby? Baby Bear is Here!

Could there be anything cuter than a new baby? I think not. So when a good friend of mine welcomed a new granddaughter, I looked for the cutest stamp set I had. There was some competition! But, I settled on Baby Bear. Baby Bear stamp set, new baby card, Oh My Stars embossing folder, Stampin' Up!,

Didn’t I tell you! The bear is just too cute.

This month I am again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Change in Life Circumstances” So, since I needed a new baby card, I went with that!

If my card is one of the top vote getters, I will be participating in a Blog Hop. I’d love it if you would vote for my card. Follow this link  to vote for me. You’ll also get to see lots of other terrific cards. To vote, just click on the picture of my card. In the upper right hand side, you should see a heart – click there. Thanks so much.

(Note: voting starts Wednesday at 5 PM EST.)

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights,

Design Notes for Baby Bear Card:

This card was really fun to make. The bear is a three step stamping image. I stamped first with Sahara Sand ink, then Crumb Cake ink then finally, Chocolate Chip ink. The stamps are numbered to make it easy. Start with the lightest color and move to darker. Easy peasey. There is a little peek of some Powder Pink Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack behind the embossed Fresh Fig piece. The Powder Pink bow just screamed little girl and the Glitter Enamel Dot just added a touch of glimmer and glitz.

Supply List for Baby Bear Card:



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will go over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card.