Country Floral is Part of My Story

Welcome to my Blog! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. For the hop, everyone was to make something with the theme of encouragement. I used the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Part of My Story stamp set to create a card for a friend is need of a little boost.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Thanks so much for voting for my card a few weeks back. I did land in the top ten!

 

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Hop, Stamp9in' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

I know you will want to see the rest of the hop. Here are the links:

 

Design Notes for Country Floral Card:

Earlier this month, I used this folder in my card class. We sponged the inside of the folder with some Petal Pink ink to create a lovely, soft background for the card front. Everyone loved it! Here’s a little peek at that card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

To create this background to enhance the folder impressions, all you need to do is to use a brayer and add  some ink to the inside of the folder. For today’s card, I used VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss Powder.

The card front really didn’t need too much more once I heat embossed! I added a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind the sentiment from part of My Story stamp set and just the tiniest bit of bling. The ribbon on the top added a little bit of softness. Really, a pretty easy card.

Country floral Dynamic Embossing folder, Part of My Story stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

OH, here’s a little tip. Whenever you are adhering a piece of card stock that has been embossed, be sure to use lots of adhesive or you can use Tear & Tape, as I did on this card. It will not fall off!

Purchase List for Country Floral Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that you can get the fabulous Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE? Yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration choice right now. But hurry, there are only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration.

 

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

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

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

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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 (March) 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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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

 

Incredible Like You for Blog Highlights

It’s that time again, Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. I love seeing all the terrific cards made by demonstrators from all over the world! The theme this month is encouragement. Aren’t there lots of times when someone needs a little encouragement? I think so. Sometimes our friends or family just don’t know how wonderful they are! This month I made a special card for someone special to remind her about how terrific she is. The Incredible Like You stamp set was just the ticket!

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com  

Be sure to go over to Kylie’s Post to see the other cards. And while you are there, could you vote for my card? Last month I got enough votes to participate in the International Blog Hop. I really appreciate you vote! Click here.

link:http://bit.ly/Feb2019KyliesHighlightsVoteForMe

Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I tried a new technique for this card. Did you notice? It’s called Modern Grid Technique. I saw it on another demonstrator’s website (Tinz Zinck). It’s deceptively easy! I’m going to write up a tutorial later this week and will share it with you.

I love this color combination. The Flirty Flamingo seems to go with so many colors but I think it really pops with the Coastal Cabana and Mossy Meadow. You should try it!

The flowers seem to have so much dimension. That’s easy to accomplish with the two step stamps.

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

There are two flower stamps in the set that go together. Stamp one, then stamp the other. I know it looks like two different shades but I used the Flirty Flamingo ink with both stamps. Also, it doesn’t matter which one you stamp first. Just line them up. (Easy to do with photopolymer stamps!)

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Incredible Like You Card:

 

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!

Here’s a link for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

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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Thanks for stopping by today.

Remember, to vote for my card, go to this website and vote for this card.

Thanks!

Dianne

 

 

 

Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Friend/encouragment card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

#GDP"150, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:

 

 

There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.

 

 

Supply List for Tropical Chic Card:

 

August Specials:

Want to Win a Free Stamp Pad?

Stampin’ Up! is rewarding demonstrators who sell 10 stamp pads or more during the month of August. I sell ten ink pads, I get a FREE ink pad. If I sell ten ink pads, I’m giving away the one I earn to someone who purchased an ink pad in August.

So, purchase a regular ink pad (not Versamark, Memento, Staz-On or uninked Craft Pads) and you have a chance to win another one!

August Bonus Days:

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

In August, you will receive a coupon for $5 for each $50 you spend. The coupon will be good in September.

To order, all you need to do is to click on the logo below and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, your order needs to total $50 before tax and shipping to qualify for a Bonus coupon. ADD AN INK PAD OR TWO!

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.

Thanks,

Dianne

A Serene Garden for My Friend

My good friend is going through a tough time. Her husband has been ill and recovery seems to be a long road. I thought I’d make her a card to show her I’m definitely on her side! I love the new Serene Garden stamp set and thought it was perfect for this kind of card. Today I am also participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. The theme is encouragement. So it all worked out!

Serene Garden stamp set Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you love the colors in this card?

Here’s the information about the Blog Hop.

 

I know you will want to check out the other wonderful card and projects in this hop. Here’s the list.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I thought it just called out for using Aqua Painters. I first stamped the image using Memento ink on a piece of  Watercolor Paper. Watercolor Paper is just the best thing to use with Aqua Painters. It’s thicker and has a nice texture. No curling or warping with this paper. I like to use Aqua painters because if I have and ink pad, I can use that color. As much as I love the Stampin’ Blends, I have lots more colors of ink pads than I do Blends.

When I wanted to add a ribbon, I didn’t have the right color, so I just used a sponge and ink pad and changed the color of the White Ribbon. Easy!

Supply List for Serene Garden Card:

 

Hope you are having a good day. Remember to check out the other sites on the blog hop! You won’t be sorry.

Hanging Garden For Global Design Project

I was excited to see a color challenge this week at Global Design Project. However, when I started to work on the card, I couldn’t get anything to work the way I wanted it to! I realized the stamps I was trying to use just didn’t lend themselves to a color challenge. Inspiration hit and I grabbed the Hanging Garden stamp set. Sometimes when a new catalog comes out, I forget about some of the other wonderful stamp sets I have. Here’s what I came up with.

Hanging Garden stamp set, #GDP141, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the logo for the challenge. Just click and you can see the designers samples and other entries.

#GDP141. Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Hanging Garden Card:

I love these three colors! They are all now in the Regals Collection. But they are all very intense, saturated colors, so I had to be careful not to use too much solid color. I ended up using Stampin’ Write Markers in the three colors for the flowers in the basket. Note my addition of greens for the leaves and just the tiniest bit of yellow for the center of daffodils. I think I can be forgiven for that! But, it turns out the background piece is really my favorite. I used the Sponge Brayers to create just a light touch of each of the three colors. The Real Red bow at the top of the hanger and the mat of Rich Razzleberry seemed to pull it all together.

 

Supply List for Hanging Garden Card:

 

Paper Pumpkin Time is Coming:

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If you are you know that it will arrive on your door step in just a few days. Yea! Here’s a some info about this month’s kit.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

Here’s a look at the suite of things that this month’s kit coordinates with.

Your Paper Pumpkin kit will just be the exciting beginning of creating when you order some of the Broadway Bound suite products. Just contact me to order. Check out the catalog, pages 68 and 69. Let me know if you want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin but hurry. You need to subscribe by June 10 to get this month’s kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne