I’m Not The Only One…Part 2

Merry Christmas! While we were away, we received a few more beautiful hand made cards. What a treat! I thought they would be the perfect post for today. Enjoy!

Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Christmas card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Aren’t they terrific?

I hope you are having a happy day.

Dianne

The Stockings Were Hung ….

Well, we are back, just in time to hang our stockings. Our trip was wonderful. We visited lots of Christmas markets in beautiful cities and towns along the Rhine River. Really, the trip of a lifetime. But, back to reality. Here’s a card I created a while back for November card class. Seems appropriate for Christmas Eve!

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

It was fun to color with our Stampin’ Blends.

Design Notes for Stocking Card:

Well, not that I think you are going to drop everything and make this card but you might want to think about it for next year. It was really pretty simple.

First, we stamped the stocking and sentiment on some Whisper White card stock, then colored the stocking with Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends and, my favorite, Wink of Stella.

The Real Red card stock was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder and adhered to the beautiful Gold Foil Edged card base.

I added to ribbons to the stocking after I cut it out. I added one of the Samta’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to the sentiment to finish it off.

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Stocking Card:

Remember, if you want to think about making this for next year, many of these items will retire on January 2.

This and That:

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Here’s a picture of us at one of the Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany. I’m not very good at selfies!

 

 

 

 

I’m Not the Only One Who Makes Cards…

For me, one of the best parts of the holiday season is receiving cards from friends both far and near. And, as you might imagine, I have a number of friends who also make cards! I thought it would be fun to share some of the cards I’ve received. Keep this post bookmarked. You’ll want the inspiration next year when YOU are thinking about making cards!

 

 

When I return, I suspect I will have more cards to share!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

My Last Christmas Card!

Joyous Noel Designer Paper, christmas, Timeless tidings stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.comA few years ago, I decided to make a few different cards rather than just one card to send to our friends. Today I’m showing the last one I’m sending this year. The Joyous Noel Paper made it so special.

 

If you follow my blog faithfully, you will recognize the fold. It’s called accordion fold. I did a tutorial for this fold awhile back and even designed this card as part that.  Here’s a link to that tutorial Directions for Accordion Card.

I made more than one version of the card, by the way.

Joyous Noel Designer Paper, christmas, Timeless tidings stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Purchase List for Joyous Noel Cards:

While the Designer Paper is no longer available, you can still get everything else.

 

This and That:

Year-End Closeout

Stampin’ Up is having a Year-End close out. Some items from the Holiday catalog are going to e discontinued and some of those are even on sale! Look at the list carefully, near the end are even some sale items from the Annual Catalog! And Merry Christmas to you!

Year End Closeout-US

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Just to let you know…

You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging regularly lately. So sorry. With Christmas preparations and our upcoming Rhine River Cruise I’ve been pretty busy. We leave today for the cruise! I have a few posts prepared for while we are gone, just enough to keep you interested!

Here are some pictures from the past weekend’s events, Breakfast with Santa. What fun!

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Are they not the cutest kids!!!

Thanks!

Dianne

 

A Sweet Card with Sweetly Stitched

Today’s card uses some of my favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. The Nothing Sweeter stamp set and Sweetly Stitched Framelits lead the list. The design was inspired by a sketch from this week’s Global Design Project challenge..

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Here’s the logo from this week’s Global Design Challenge. Just click to go to the site.

 

#GDP166

 

Design Notes for Sweetly Stitched Card:

The stamp set, Nothing Sweeter and the Sweetly Stitched Framelits are part of a Bundle, You know what I say – buy the Bundle, save 10%, be 100% happy! Here’s a look at the items.

Nothing Sweeter Bundle, Sweetly Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Up1, Diannescards.com

It’s a little hard to tell, but the tree, the heart and the package actually have two Framelits, one has stitching details and one is plain. I just used the basic package on today’s card. I have some other things planned with this Bundle so you will see the different effects.

Do you notice that there is some nice shine to this card? I used some of the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. And, predictable, I used some Wink of Stella to the package. There is some Gold Metallic Thread under the sentiment.  Finally, I added a bow on the sentiment piece from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes package.

Nothing Sweeter stamp set, SWeetly Stitched Framelits, Suite Seasons Specialty Washi Tape, wink of Stella, Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, #GDP166, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Sweetly Stitched Card:

This and That:

Did you get some good deals yesterday, Cyber Monday? Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating with an on-line sale. but, it’s almost over. Today and tomorrow, the sale includes tools and ink items. Be sure to use this link  – http://diannescards.stampinup.net – to order on line at my 24-7 store or email me with your order ([email protected]). If you order on line, remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Online Extravanganza

November 27–28 – Tuesday and Wednesday

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

 

Dianne

 

Have a comment or question about today’s project? I love to hear your comments.