It’s a Delightful Day!

Yes, any day I get to stamp and play is a delightful day. This day was especially nice because I got to use the new stamp set, Delightful Day.

Delightful Day stamp set, 2019-2021 In Colors, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I can tell already, I will use this set a lot. There are some great sentiments here. There’s something for birthday, wedding, new home, and baby. There’s also great gift tag and treat bag sentiments! Here’s a close look at the stamp set.

 

Design Notes for Delightful Day Card:

I guess this card would be called a gate fold card with a gate missing! It’s really pretty simple. The Stitched Rectangles made it a fun card to create. I used those dies for both the sentiment piece and the layer behind it. I did some stamping, then  the rest was just putting it together

2019-2021 In Colors, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

After I put it all together, I added some glitz!. The Pretty Peacock version got some Metallic Pearls. Some In Color Faceted Dots then went on the Terracotta Tile card. Done and done!

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This and That:

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Incredible Like You!

In my continuing parade of cards showcasing soon to be retired products, today I have a really easy birthday card. I used the Incredible Like You stamp set and some really great designer series paper, Share What You Love.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I think that So Saffron and Black make a striking combination, don’t you?  The Basic Black card base really helped the beautiful Designer Paper stand out. I used some of the So Saffron ink for the background in the sentiment part and then stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. To finish it off, I used some Black Satin Ribbon and part of a Pearl Doily. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the Share What You Love paper also has a pearl finish.

Incredible Like you stamp Set, share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Incredible Like You Card:

Be sure to get he Incredible Like You stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper while you can. They will be gone soon!

This and That:

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Glad you stopped by today.

Dianne

Amazing Life Birthday

There are some great stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that will retire soon. But, there are also some great sets in the Occasions Catalog that will soon be gone. One of these great sets is the Amazing Life stamp set. I made a birthday card with that set and know this is a set I’m going to miss.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also made the card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see other great cards.

#GDP186

 

Design Notes for Amazing Life Card:

When the opportunity presents itself to use heat embossing, I generally take it! It’s probably my favorite technique. Sometimes, embossing on black card stock is challenging. But, if you are sure to use your Emboss Buddy to remove static, you will be fine.

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Just in case there was not enough gold … heat embossing and gold foil, I added some gold Candle Embellishments. Oh and there is gold in the Designer Paper. Hard to overdo on gold, don’t you think?

Amazing Life stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP186, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Candle Embellishments, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Amazing Life Card:

 

 

This and That:

Well, there’s good news and not so good news here. The Amazing Life stamp set is retiring. It’s part of a bundle. The good news is, buy it now with the Stitched Rectangles Framelits. The Framelits will continue to the new catalog but not as part of a bundle. If you buy the bundle now, you save 10%.

Here are the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies and the stamp set. The bundle # is 150624, ($50.25) Look at all those Framelits!!!!

Oh, the super Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper is also retiring. GET IT NOW!

Here’s a good look at that paper.

Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

retiring

Here are links to the retiring list, both from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog.

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US (Annual catalog)

OCC 19 Retiring List_US (Occasions Catalog)

Remember to use this month’s host code when you order. (FHUCZP6P)  Then you will be eligible to possibly receive host benefits at the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

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

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Dianne

 

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:

There are just a few days left to earn some very cool items with Sale-A-Bration. For each $50 you purchase, you earn one item. Click on the Sale-A-Bration flyer over on the right.

Are you ready to purchase? To go to my on-line store, just click on the “Shop Now ” icon above. Please use the Host Code for March, which is BD6UQ44Y. 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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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