A Twist on Hugs From Shelli

This month’s (gorgeous) Paper Pumpkin kit was called Hugs From Shelli. Shelli Gardner,  the founder of Stampin’ Up!  was involved in designing the kit. The cards were fabulous and, as usual, there were a few things left over.

This card is also my entry in this month’s International Blog Highlights.

Can you vote for my card? Just click here or on the banner above to go to the voting website. My card is # 27. Just click on the heart in the upper right. That’s all you need to do!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit made lots of cards. I made them all into thank you cards for my customers. Here’s a sample of each card. (There were three of each one.)

   

 

Additional Materials for Hugs From Shelli Card:

Tuesday, after noon Mountain Time, you can purchase these materials!

 

 

 

 

 

Good Morning Magnolia – At Last!

I’ve been patiently waiting for Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog to go live before I posted cards using new things. But, I just couldn’t wait any longer to show this beautiful new suite featuring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. There is so much to love about it!

 

Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Magnolia Lane DSP, Magnolia Memory Dies, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

I created this card for today’s blog hop. Be sure to hop over to see the other great cards there. Thanks so much to all of you who voted for my card a few weeks ago. Because I came in 4th, I got to participate in this Blog Hop.

 

Kylie Bertucci's International Blog HOp, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Here are the list of other hoppers. Be sure to check them out!

 

Design Notes for Good Morning Magnolia Card:

I love adding ribbon to my cards and projects. The Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is so yummy! For this card, I used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. A while back, I made a video showing how to create a similar car using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. The technique is the same using the new, Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Here’s a look at the video.

 

Easy, right?

I colored the flower with Watercolor Pencils and used a Blender Pen to smooth it all out. Here’s the inside of the card. You can see the flower a bit better here.

Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Magnolia Lane DSP, Magnolia Memory Dies, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The stamp set and dies are so lovely. You will be able to order these next Tuesday! Do you have a catalog? If you’d like one let me know, I’d be happy to get one to you and be your demonstrator.

 

Purchase List for Good Morning Magnolia Card:

 

This and That:

You can’t purchase the Magnolia Morning stamp set or Designer Paper yet, SOON! But,  so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories are retiring. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.

retiring

Just click on the banner above to go to my 24-7 on-line store to see what’s retiring and what you need to get before it’s gone.

Please use the Host Code for May, which is JTAPEHHY 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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Dianne

 

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!

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Need a catalog? I’d be happy to get one to you, just email me at [email protected]

 

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