Bye-Bye Bella

Well, the new catalog will go live in early June. That means it’s retirement time. There are so many great stamp sets that will be retiring. One of my all time favorites from the list is Bella & Friends. That little dog is just so cute! I checked back on my blog posts and found I’ve used it quite a few times. Here’s my latest, a card for a neighbor who just got a puppy.

Bella & Friends stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

More Bella:

This card was so easy to make. I stamped the puppy with Crumb Cake ink then used the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to add the color. I have to say, the puppy looks just like my neighbor’s new dog!

Here are some of the cards I’ve posted before using Bella & Friends stamp set.

A birthday card:

Bella and friends stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, blender pen, Lots of Labels Framelits, Wink of Stella, Seaside Embossing folder, kids birthday, Stampin' Up!

A get well:

Bella and Friends stamp set, get well, heat embossing, Kylie Bertucci Internation Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

For Back to School:

Bella and Friends stamp set, #GDP155, Stampin' Up, diannescards.com

This thank you card was for National Puppy day, who knew?

Bella and Friends stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, thank you, Stampin' Up! siannescards.com

This is probably my favorite card featuring Bella – a Christmas greeting.

Bella and Friends stamp set, Sata's Sleigh Framelits, Merry Music DS{, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for New Puppy Card:

Be SURE to purchase Bella & Friends soon!

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

 

It’s All About the Frosted Floral

There are lots of Designer Papers I like, some I really like. But, Frosted Floral has to be one of my all time favorites. The colors are beautiful for most any season and the shimmery white finish is just amazing. I decided to create a card that would be easy to make and highlight this gorgeous paper.

 

Frosted floral, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Congratulations, Triple Banner Punch, #simplestamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Can you see that I actually was able to show two of the beautiful patterns?

 

Design Noted for Frosted Floral Card:

I think this card is really a good choice for a beginning stamper – paper, ink, stamps. Ok, I added a little bit of Linen Thread and used a punch, but really, it’s a very easy card! The main piece of designer paper measures, 4″ x 5 1/4″, the smaller piece is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. The Blackberry Bliss is 1 13/8″ x 5 1/4 and the Whisper White is 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp, punch, add some Dimensionals and you are done!

 

Frosted floral, Friendly Expressions stamp set, Congratulations, Triple Banner Punch, #simplestamping, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Frosted Floral Card:

 

 

This and That:

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Friendly Expressions for Big Congratulations

Goddaughter Caroline recently told me that her son Aidan made the Philadelphia Archdiocesan band and is first chair for the trumpet. Pretty big accomplishment for a ten year old! So, of course, a congratulations card was in order. I decided to use the Friendly Expressions stamp set and the Sheet Music set for this #simplestamping card.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, sheet Music stamp set, heat embossing, congratulations, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I think this is a pretty easy card although I did use heat embossing. Still….

Design Notes for Friendly Expressions Card:

Well, isn’t the Sheet Music backgrond stamp really the only thing that would work on this card? It’s a little hard to see but the card base is Tranquil Tide and so I used Tranquil Tide ink for the music. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with black powder. The think the Gold Foil really sets the card front off nicely.

Friendly Expressions stamp set, sheet Music stamp set, heat embossing, congratulations, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s a picture of our budding musician.

 

 

Purchase List for Friendly Expressions Card:

Both of the stamp set I used today come in both clear mount and wood mount. Choose which ever you prefer.

 

This and That:

I am sure you are going to be ordering on line today to take advance of the Cyber Monday sales. Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating Cyber Monday. Both of the stamp sets that I featured on today’s card are on sale! Don’t forget to order today!!!! But, get you list ready for Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s when the Tools and Ink go on sale.

Online Extravanganza

November 26 – Today

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

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

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.

Dianne

 

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You Dazzle Me !

On Sunday, I went to West Chester to see Ava in a horse show. Though I don’t get to see her ride often, I do love it. I was really impressed with how great she looks! I don’t know anything about horseback riding but I was dazzled! So, the You Dazzle Me sentiment from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set seemed perfect to make a little card for her.

You Dazzle me, Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, heat embossing, congratualtions, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com,

You Dazzle Me

Two second place and a fourth place! Go Ava and Briggs!

 

I also decided this would be a great card for this week’s Global Design Project. It is a sketch challenge and I think this card fits the bill. Just click on the design and it will take you to the site so that you can see other great cards using this sketch. You Dazzle Me, #GDP162, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for You Dazzle Me Card:

What a fun challenge this was. The designer samples are terrific. I was all ready to cut some card stock with the Triple Banner Punch when I saw the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and inspiration hit. The pocket was a perfect shape- well, sort of! Blueberry Bushel card stock is reminiscent of denim and the Grapefruit Grove put me in mind of the orange stitching on jeans. Since I always look for an opportunity to do heat embossing, I used some of the In Color 2018–2020 Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the stitching and for the sentiment.

 

Supply List for You Dazzle Me Card:

 

This and That:

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Congrats and Keep Crafting Forever

It’s always fun to make a Congratulations card. I have a downline who is close to promoting. I want to be ready with congratulations!  The Crafting Forever stamp set was a natural choice for this card.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.comToday I am part of a Blog Hop! (Thanks for your votes!)

Design Notes for Crafting Forever Card:

Well, I had fun with some of my favorite products when I made this card. First, I heat embossed the sentiment and the pot of brushes – always a fun time for me. Then I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the brushes. But, my newest fun item also showed up. I used some of the Shimmer Paint on the card stock. You may know that many of the sheets of paper in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack have a pearl finish. I love that. However, I realized that the two papers I chose for this card did not have the pearl finish. Shimmer Paint to the rescue. Shake, dauber – pearl finish! Now I have Pearly paper whenever I want with the swish of a dauber.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also added some of the Designer Paper to the inside and to the envelope.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Share What You Love specialty DSP, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Up!, diannescrds.com

Here are the links to other stops only the way. You are sure to see some other great cards and projects.

 

Supply List for Crafting Forever Card:

 

 

Be sure to visit the other participants along the blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne