Farewell Fresh Fig

I know, I know, it’s a little early to say good bye to any of the 2017-2019 In colors. But, let’s face facts, they are not going to around that much longer. I decided that I needed to give Fresh Fig a little love before it departs. Such a great color.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Did you notice? I paired the Fresh Fig with another soon to depart color, Lemon-Lime Twist.

I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project. What a great sketch. Click on the banner below to go to the site and be inspired by some great cards.

#GDP182

 

Design Notes for Fresh Fig Card:

I like quick and easy cards. I  t’s fun to fuss and add layers and heat emboss and go on but lots of times, I make quick and easy cards. This is one of them. The only – easy – special thing I did was to emboss the two layers with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. A little sprinkle of sequins and some Wink of Stella on the candles and I was done.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Oh, yes, there was the stamping. The Piece of Cake stamp set is filled with fun sentiments and images. Here’s what I selected for the inside.

Fresh Fig, 2-17-2019 In Colors, Masculine birthday, #GDP182, Piece of Cake stamp set, Gingham Gala Sequins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And here’s a close up look at the stamp set. It’s from the Occasions Catalog so you still have until June 3 to get this one.

Piece of Cake stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Fresh Fig Card:

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Happy Birthday Anne Marie!

Yesterday was goddaughter Anne Marie’s birthday. Since she is a creative person, I like to make something special for her cards. This time I made one that I sort of CASED (Copy and Share) from Ronda Wade, well the pop up part at least. I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and some of the Floral Romance Designer Paper.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Happy birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, fun fold, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The Pop-Up part is on the inside!

Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Happy birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, fun fold, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

The pop-up part was pretty easy.

Cut card stock for the inside to 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″, score at 4 1/8″.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Use a pencil and mark 1 1/2″ to each side of the center score.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Turn folded card stock and mark at 2 1/2″ along the fold.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Place card stock in Paper Trimmer and score from center score to 1 1/2″ score on top. Repeat for other side.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

 

Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Fold in.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

Add Tear & Tape to each side as shown.Pop-Up card Tutorial, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Stampin ' Up! Diannescards.com

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This and That:

Sale-A-Bration:

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diannescards.com - Join My Team https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2087538Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! 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?

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to become a demonstrator. For $99 you receive $175 in items from either the Annual Catalog or the Occasions catalog. Also, you pay no shipping on this order! But hurry, there are only a few days left for this deal.

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

Masking with a Framelit…Really!

It’s a long story. I won’t bore you with the details but I had virtually NO Coastal Cabana Paper after using lots of it for my February card class. I found a scrap to use for a mat but none to cut out the Happy Birthday (the scrap I used for the mat already had something punched out). So, I improvised, masking with the Happy Birthday Framelit!

 

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The reason that Coastal Cabana was so important was that it is one of the colors in this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Click here or on the image below and check out all the cards there. By the way, the designer for this week’s project is Cheryll Miller, a lovely Australian demonstrator I met while in Orlando in November. Her card is beautiful!

#GDP177

 

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

What I wanted to do was use some Coastal Cabana Card Stock to cut out Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Framelit. No luck. However, I found a Happy Birthday I’d already cut out, an extra from some earlier project. I used just a tiny bit of SNAIL Adhesive, adhered it to some Whisper white Card Stock and then sponged around it with Coastal Cabana ink as it if were a mask. Problem solved!

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The other fun part of this card was that I got to use my new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the Whisper White piece. The final touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, masking, #GDP177, Rectangular Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Framelit Card:

Yes, I have already ordered more Coastal Cabana Card Stock!

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Meets Oh So Eclectic!

I’m baaaaack! I know it has been a few weeks since I showed you a card for one of the men in your life. But, I’m back! This week the card will feature some of the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper and stamps from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

Are you surprised that I would use paper from a package called “Floral Romance”? It’s a great package of paper with two beautiful vellum papers and some lovely prints. The one I used today just seems to work for anyone. The reverse side is truly perfect for men as well. Here, I just flipped the Designer Paper and switched the colors.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This card is just a happy series of layers on a Sahara Sand base. First, a piece of 2″ x 5 1/2″ Floral Romance Designer Paper, then a mat of Mossy Meadow. The leaves on the Very Vanilla piece were stamped once then stamped two more times without reinking. You know that’s called stamping off. A really simple technique but one that packs quite a nice look.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, masculine card, stamping off, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card:

 

This and That:

Have you seen the new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Hard choices!

Second release Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Sale-A-Bration release 2, 2019, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Big Birthday with Butterfly Beauty

One of my dearest customers, Jo, who has also become a friend, turns 90 soon. This weekend, her family had a lovely surprise luncheon for her. I was so pleased to be included. I knew that I wanted to make something lovely for this amazing lady. The Butterfly Beauty Thinlits seemed the perfect thing to create an elegant, special card.

Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you want to just touch those butterflies?

 

Design Notes for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

To be honest, I put more time into thinking about the design than it took to create the card. Using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies made it easy. All of the butterflies are on one die!. Well all of the silver ones are one die and all of the Gorgeous Grapes ones are on one die. Take a look at the set of dies.

Beautiful butterfly dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

So, in addition to the two layering dies, you get lots and lots of smaller butterflies and some flourishes. You can use the group of butterflies as they are or cut them up and have five individual butterflies. This die set also coordinates with a beautiful stamp set,  Beauty Abounds. I haven’t had a chance to work with this set yet, but I will do that soon!

By the way, the Adhesive Sheets are perfect for using with these dies. Remember, I showed you that the other day when I was using these sheets for a Valentine. (Check it out here.)

Once I die cut and layered the butterflies, I tried some different colors of card stock for the background. I liked the Whisper White but realized it needed something more in the background. I used some Soft Sea Foam ink and the leaves from Petal Palette stamp set. It was just enough. Next, I added two more little touches. First, I added some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon to tie in the layer behind the butterflies. Finally, a bit of bling! Just a few of the beautiful Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots and I was done.

Glitter Enamel Dots, Jo's card, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

Remember, the Beautiful Butterfly Thinlit Dies can be purchased separately but they are also part of a fabulous bundle.

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

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Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List 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. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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P.S. Here’s a picture of the lovely birthday lady and her adoring fan!