Tropical Chic for the Happy Camper!

Ava was at an overnight camp last week. Parents and friends were encouraged to send cards or letters to the campers. Well, you don’t need to ask me twice! I knew Ava would love the bright colors I used with the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And how about the sentiment. I think that qualifies as encouragement. Encouragement is the theme for this month’s International Blog Highlights. I hope you will go over to Kylie Bertucci’s Blog and vote for my card.

My card  is number 4. Here’s a link.  Thanks! If I am one of the top 10 vote getters, I’ll be able to participate in a blog hop later this month.

Here’s what you need to look for. There will be a little heart in the upper right hand corner. Click there and you should get a message letting you know that you voted. Kylie Bertucci's blog Highlights August, '19

 

Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

I recently posted a card where I made a background that looked like Designer Paper. (Check it out here.) That was so much fun, I used that technique again for this card.  I stamped a few extra flowers on Whisper White card stock and cut them out to add a little dimension to the card. The sentiment is punched out the the Timeless Label Punch. Next, I added a bit of Granny Apple Green Ribbon to the bottom of the sentiment piece. I also added some Wink of Stella to each of the flowers but it’s hard to see. Trust me. It added quite the nice little sparkle!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

The last little touch was to decorate the envelope with a few of the brightly colored flowers. I’m pretty sure Ava will smile when she sees the envelope and the card!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Shopping List for Tropical Chic Card:

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for August is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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?

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Dianne

 

 

Parcels & Petal are Pretty Pretty!

Parcels & Petals. Are you looking for the parcels? There is a set of dies that coordinate with this stamp set. You can create a little box with the dies. Today, I’m just using the stamp set for a fun, gate fold card. (Soon, I’ll show you the dies and the wonderful things you can create with them.)

Parcels & Petals stamp set, gate fold card, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

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

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop. Remember, a few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for my card? Well, I cam in 4th. That means I get to participate in this International Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the other great projects. The hop goes live at 5 PM EST.

 

 

Design Notes for Parcels & Petals:

Gate fold cards are just the kind of card I like to make. They are easy to do and yet look somehow more special.

Do you have the new Stitched Nested Labels? They are the best. That’s what I used to create the label in the center of the card front. Stamp sentiment, cut with die. Then use the next larger die to cut a background piece. And isn’t the stitched detail around the edge the best?

Parcels & Petals stamp set, gate fold card, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Are you wondering about the panels on either side? I know you are thinking it’s some designer paper. No! I stamped it myself with some flowers and leaves from the Parcels & Petals stamp set. Now you can’t ever complain about have just the right designer paper – just make it yourself!

 

Supply List for Parcels & Petals:

 

This and That:

Get your shopping list ready! Stampin’ Up! has brought back Bonus Days!

For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it!

Ready to order? Please use the Host Code for July is TSRVGE3D. 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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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? This is the time to do it! During July and August, Stampin’ Up! is having a special promotion for new demonstrators.

During July or August, when you get your starter kit, you will receive and extra $30 in merchandise, your choice of items. Then the following month, you will get a bonus coupon for $10! Winner! Winner! Your Starter Kit is only $99. During July and August you will get $125 + $30 in items that you select from the catalog. Don’t wait! Sign up now!

What does it mean to be a 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?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

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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Have 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?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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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Dianne