Itty Bitty Greetings for Get Well Wishes

Hello! It’s Monday! I have another masculine card for you. This one will make anyone feel better. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Itty bitty Greetings, Get Well, Masculine, animals Expedition Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,

Not sure why, but somehow, alligators make me smile. At least these do. (Or are they crocodiles?)

Design Notes for Itty Bitty Greetings Get Well:

Well, the terrific Animal Expeditions Designer Series Paper certainly takes center stage on this card. I just added a few layers behind in Basic Gray and Poppy Parade. Then, I echoed those colors in the tag on the front. It all needed some texture, so I did a bit of embossing with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder on the Basic Gray piece.

Itty bitty Greetings, Get Well, Masculine, animals Expedition Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,

Finally, I stamped and punched. One more bit of texture was called for so I added the Basic Black Baker’s Twine.

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A Treat Time Get Well

I think that the Treat Time stamp set is one of those sets that isn’t too flashy and so ends up not getting much attention. Maybe I will be able to change your mind about that. It’s so cute! You will love this cute and easy get well card.

Treat Time stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!,

The layout was inspired by this week’s challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch. Pretty clean and simple, right? Click on the sketch below to go on over to the site.

Case this sketch,#277, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Treat Time Get Well:

Could this card be any more clean and simple? I think not! The only even close to tricky thing is the vase. After I inked up the stamp with Berry Burst ink, I used an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (it’s in the Brights Collection) to color the leaves then stamped on the Whisper White card stock. On a piece of scrap paper, I stamped the image again with Old Olive ink. A little fussy cutting and it was ready for the card front. Before popping it up on a Dimensional, I stamped the design on either side of the vase. That stamp is from the Detailed with Love stamp set.

Treat time stamp set, Case This Sketch, Stampin' Up!,


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More Get Well with Weather Together

When I need a get well card, I seem to gravitate to the Weather Together stamp set. Some times you want a thinking of you card, other times, you want a get well. Get Well – Weather Together, It just works.

Weather Together stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!,

Do you recognize the Designer Paper in the background?

Design Notes for Weather Together Get Well Card:

I always think of Designer Papers as having an A side and a B side. The A side is the one you see often, the headliner. But the B side is the one sometimes overlooked that has many uses. For example the paper I used for this card above looked a bit like rain drops. Perfect! There was another piece that had a sky like look and I used that as well.

Weather Together stamp set, Get Well, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comI decided to use some Lemon Lime Twist card stock to give a little color to the card front. The umbrella also has a touch of Lemon Lime Twist.

Have you figured out the Designer Paper yet? It’s called Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. The A sides have lots of beautiful flowers and other colorful designs and coordinate with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set. You can find the whole suite of products on page 133 in the Annual Catalog. Here’s a closer look at the paper.

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comThe cloud? From the Tree Builder Punch. It’s meant to be a tree top, but certainly is a legitimate way to make a cloud, don’t you think?

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Hope you are enjoying a great weekend and avoiding storms, wind and snow. We’ve had lots of wind here, a fair amount of rain but no snow! Yea! I’m ready for spring.





Badges and Banners for A Guy Get Well

Making card for men is sometimes challenging. A get well card, even more so. A neighbor of mine recently had surgery and I wanted to make a card for him – cookies, too! I decided while I was at it, I’d make two versions. Here’s what I made with the Badges and Banners stamp set.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

My neighbor is a big Green Bay Packers fan so the green and gold card is for him.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Badges and Banners Card:

As you can see, the card is really pretty simple. I love the striped background I created with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. I used a little Snail to adhere the 1 1/2″ strip in the middle before I ran it through the Big Shot. After that, I added a piece of Washi Tape. I also added some Washi to the inside of the card and on the envelope.

Badges and Banners, Stampin' Up!,

For each card, I stamped the sentiment first in Versamark then used either gold or silver heat embossing powder.

Badges and Banners, get well, masculine, Stampin' Up!,

Tip for Today

I do love heat embossing and can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use an Embossing Buddy on the card stock first. This swipe removes any oils from you skin and eliminates static.


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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!,

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.


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!,

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