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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A Few Reminders:

  • Look for my Birthday Card Class to go at the end of the week.
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Thanks as always for stopping by.




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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Both stamp sets are available in both wood mount and clear mount. Yippee!


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Thanks for stopping by today,


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!,

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!,

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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.


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!,

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!

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October International Highlights, Masculine card,

Are you enjoying the weekend? I hope so.