We’ll Walrus Be Friends

I love a good play on words. We’ll Walrus Be Friends is as good as they get. Don’t you love it? I decided to make a card for a friend who is going through a bit of a rough time. That seemed to work out well since the theme for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is encouragement.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

Be sure to hop over to Kylie Bertucci’s Highlights page by clicking on the banner below. Please vote for my card, #17.

 

Design Notes for We’ll Walrus Be Friends:

Isn’t this just too cute? I really love that walrus. I used the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color him in after I stamped him (or her?) in Soft Suede ink. The background piece was embossed  with the subtle Dynamic Embossing folder to add a little texture. Other than that is was a pretty easy card.

We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, 2018-2020 In Color Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!, Diannescrds.com

 

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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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You Are Strong and Beautiful!

A dear friend of mine has been studying for a few years now to become a Certified Financial Planner. Her big exam is coming up soon and I want to be sure to encourage her in any way I can. She is indeed strong and beautiful. The Strong and Beautiful stamp set has some great sentiments to offer her encouragement while preparing for her exams. Here’s what I made for her.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop. Recall that about two weeks ago I asked you to vote for my card? Well, I got enough votes to participate in the blog hop. Thanks!

 

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

Here are the links for the other stops on the blog hop:

 

Design Notes for Strong and Beautiful Card:

Using Window Sheet to create an interesting card front is fun and easy. I cut off about 3″ of the card front, added the window sheet on the inside then added some of the card front back. It’s best to stamp your sentiment before you decide how big to make the opening so that you have all of the sentiment showing!

 

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The flower was made from some stamped and punched Daisy images using the Daisy Lane stamp set. I decided to sponge the individual daisies before putting them together.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Some Flax Ribbon and a Gold Faceted Gem finished off the card.

Strong and Beautiful stamp set, Daisy Lane stamp set, Medium Daisy Punch, Flax Ribbon, Window Sheet, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Shopping List for Strong and Beautiful Card:

 

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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.

 

 

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

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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

 

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.

 

 

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

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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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

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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!