Sorry for Everything for Get Well!

The other day, I noticed a stamp set on my shelf and realized I’d hardly used it at all. Since I know so many people who are suffering with the flu, or bronchitis, I decided I could use a few get well cards.  Sorry for Everything stamp set sees ink!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, get well, #GDP120, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The real inspiration for this card came from this week’s Global Design Project, Case the Designer Challenge. I loved the soft colors and touches of gold and silver on Krista Frattin’s card and used that as a jumping off point.

#GDP120

Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Get Well Card:

Whenever I need something soft and subtle for a background, one of my ‘go to’ stamp sets is Touches of Texture. There are so many great designs in the set. I can always find something I need. I picked one of the texture images and stamped with some Soft Sky ink. Next, I added the sentiments with Basic Black ink. The gold and silver touches came from Metallic Foil Doilies and some Metallic Enamel Shapes. The Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and Soft Sky card stock layer tied it all together.

Here’s a good look at the Sorry For Everything stamp set. Lots of sentiments you need.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Sorry for Everything Get Well Card:

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Thanks for stopping by today,

Dianne

You’re So Sweet – Really!

Recently one of my neighbor had surgery. He’s doing well and has recovered nicely. I made a card for him earlier but wanted to send along a little treat for him this week. I made some spiced pecans. With a little fussing, I made one of the flat Striped Treat Bags into a big that sits flat. The tag was an easy choice, I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set.

You're So sweet stamp set, gift tag, FabFri128, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Do you like the color combination? It’s this week’s challenge from the FabFriday site.

FabFri128, diannescards.comI just love these colors together and knew I wanted to do something with them.

Design Notes for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:

I first stamped the sentiment with the Emerald Envy ink. Looked pretty good. But I thought that it needed a little something. So, I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of scrap paper, this time with Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, I cut it out, added some Dimensionals and replaced it on the tag. Voila. The rest is obvious. The Berry Burst Ribbon and Glimmer Enamel Dots make it all pop. I decided to soften it a bit and used the Envelope Punch Board to round all of the corners.

Here’s another view of the bag. You can see in this picture how it sits flat. I saw this once at a Stampin’ Up! Convention. I think if you search on YouTube, you can find a video. It’s not hard, honest.

You're So sweet stamp set, gift tag, FabFri128, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:

 

The pecans that I put in the bag were a hit. Let me know if you’d like the recipe.

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

Thoughts and Prayers for Get Well Card

 

Recently a friend of mine had surgery. He’s doing pretty well but I wanted to make a card for him. Guy cards are a challenge for me and get well cards are also a challenge. But, I was up to the challenge! I dug out one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased from Stampin’ Up!, Thoughts and Prayers. It’s a set of mostly sentiments that are appropriate for so many occasions. Why has it been hiding on me?

Thoughts and Prayers, Get well, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack,

I think that looks pretty manly, don’t you? In the photo, I also showed the other side of the paper. Isn’t it nice?

Design Notes for Thoughts and Prayers Get Well Card:

This is really a pretty clean and simple cards. I think using the Stitched Shapes Framelits added just enough interest to the center of the card. The only somewhat tricky thing was stamping the sentiment. The entire sentiment read: ” Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. Get Well Soon.” Since I wanted to put the “Get Well Soon” part on the inside, I had to be a bit creative. I remembered a technique called masking – you mask off the part you don’t want

It was really pretty easy. All I did was to cover the part of the sentiment that I didn’t want with Scotch Tape.

Thoughts and Prayers stmp set, masking, Get Well, Color Theory DSP stack, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

So this is what is looks like after you ink up, remove the tape and stamp.

And this is what it looks like if you forget to remove the tape!

Supply List for Thoughts and Prayers Get Well Card:

 

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October International Highlights, Masculine card, diannescards.com

Are you enjoying the weekend? I hope so.

Dianne

Sick? Not with Lovely Inside and Out!

A friend of mine has recently been feeling poorly. I made some blueberry muffins for her and, naturally, made a card. I love the sentiments from Lovely Inside and Out stamp set and created this card for her.

Lovely Inside and Out, Large Letters Framelits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, get well card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Lovely Inside and Out Card:

I’ve been having lots of fun with the Large Letters Framelits lately. (See this post.) They are the best way to make cards with the new eclipse technique. But, I decided to use the letters differently for this card. I did the obvious, cut them out from some lovely paper. In this case I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Oh, and did you know that Designer Paper is on sale this month? Check out the information a little further down the post.

You might want to see the inside of the card since it sort of finishes the sentence “Sending you…”

Lovely Inside and Out, Large Letters Framelits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, get well card, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Lovely Inside and Out Card:

 

 

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DSP Sale, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

Label Me Pretty – Yummy! Yummy!

One of my neighbors has been in the hospital and is now home. I made her some of my somewhat famous chocolate chip cookies*. Doesn’t that help anyone recuperate? Also, one of the loveliest ladies in my class fell and fractured her right hand and missed class yesterday. Treats were a necessity for her as well! I pulled out my new Label Me Pretty set and made a few tags for goodies.

Label Mr Pretty, Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, heat embossing, Stampin, Up!, diannescards.com

For this tag I used Petal Garden Designer Paper. I heat embossed the ‘from my KITCHEN to yours’ with white embossing powder on Chocolate Chip card stock (appropriate, right?)

Striped Treat bags, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I took Anna Marie a few peanut butter cookies I had made for class and put them in this adorable Striped Treat Bag. The tag is heat embossed on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I used gold embossing powder to coordinate with the gold stripes on the bag. Love the bags!

Label Me Pretty, copper embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Finally, I made one more tag, just in case! This one uses Wood Texture Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil Paper along with some of the new Copper Ribbon.

Supplies for Label Me Pretty Tags:

The Label Me Pretty stamp set is part of a bundle. If you purchase the stamp set, wood mount or clear mount, you can also get the Pretty Label Punch in the bundle. Save 10%!

Supplies for all three tags:

These are the additional supplies for the first  Chocolate Chip tag.

 

Supplies for yellow tag.

Finally, supplies for the copper tag.

 

Hope the goodies help each of these lovely folks feel better.

Dianne

P.S. Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe available on request!