I’m Just Humming Along

In the winter, I seem to need a fair number of get well cards. Right now, everyone in my world seems to be doing okay. Hopefully, it will stay that way. But since the Humming Along stamp set is going to retire soon, I decided to make a few more cards for get well with that set.

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I also wanted to make a card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge, to CASE the designer. Turns out, the designer this time is my friend, Brian King. So, I knew the card would have to have a layer or two! Layers seem to be his M.O. I also noticed that he made a get well card so I used that idea as well.

Just click on the banner below to go over to the Global Design Project site and see all of the great cards.

 

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Design Notes for Humming Along Get Well Card:

As you can see, I once again, had fun with my Stampin’ Blends. That flower just calls out to be colored. I could have used markers or Color Pencils, but I was on a roll with the Blends. I also used this card in my card classes this month and everyone enjoyed using the Blends. Such as easy way to get some very spiffy looking color!

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

When I made my sample for the class, I had layered the Highland Heather and then the Soft Sea Foam card stock. I added the flower, sentiment and ribbon. Looked good to me. However in class, someone suggested that we emboss the Soft Sea Foam layer with the Subtle Embossing folder. Winner! I think you can see the texture it added in the picture below.

 

Humming Along stamp set, Get Well card, Stampin' Blends, #GDP188, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Purchase List for Humming Along Get Well Card:

Speaking of retiring… the stamp set and the ribbon are on the Retirement List. Get them now and don’t be disappointed.

This and That:

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Get Better with Happy Tails!

Welcome to my blog. Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme is encouragement. I’ve decided that sending a get well card to a friend is a form of encouragement! I love the new Happy Tails Bundle and decided to use it for this card. (My friend has a beautiful Golden Lab.)

Happy Tails stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Participating in the blog highlights is something of a competition. I hope you’ll check out Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. If I am in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in an International Blog Hop later in March. Just click here or on the banner below.

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My card is Number 7. Click on the heart that will be in the upper right hand corner. (Not the one on my card, I just realized that might be a bit confusing!) Thanks!

Kylies International Blog Highlights, March 2019

Design Notes for Happy Tails Card:

To add a little interest to this card, I first stamped the dog on Very Vanilla card stock, then colored him in with the Light Crumb Cake Blends marker. Then, I punched the dog out from the card. Next I placed the stamped doggie on the inside. This is called the Inside out technique. Oh, I highlighted his nose and eye with a Journal Pen.

Happy Tails bundle, stampin, Up!, get well, Kylie Bertucii Blog Highlights, diannescards.com Happy Tails bundle, stampin, Up!, get well, Kylie Bertucii Blog Highlights, diannescards.com

 

To finish off the card, I sponged the sentiment and backed it on a piece of Early Espresso card stock. Both pieces were punched out with the Tailored Tag PUnch.

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This and That:

More Sale-A-Bration News!

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. 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) AMJMEMMM,  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

Oh! It’s Punch Art Elmo!

A neighbor recently asked me to make a card for a little boy who was recovering from surgery. When I asked her to tell me what he likes, she mentioned Elmo. Well, I certainly didn’t have any stamps for that but knew I could probably piece together something using punches. What do you think? Elmo?

 

 

Design Notes for Punch Art Elmo Card:

Well, to be honest, Elmo is really a combination of punches and die cuts:

  • Hair: Lakeside Framelits, Basic Black card stock
  • Face: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock. I also used the Subtles Embossing folder to give it a little texture.
  • Mouth, (Trimmed) Layering Ovals Framelit, Real Red card stock
  • Ears: 1″ Circle Punch, Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Nose: Layering Circles Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock (I laid the card stock on the Pumpkin Pie ink pad to darken it.)

Since green is the little guy’s favorite color, I used Call Me Clover card stock for the background and embossed it with the Seaside Embossing folder.

 

On the inside, I used Real Red ink and the En Route stamp set.

Punch art Elmo, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Punch Art Elmo Card:

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. 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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Hope You’re Humming Along Soon!

A number of people in my world are sick. Some have the flu, some bronchitis, some are just sick. Nonetheless, they are not humming along at the moment. So, naturally, I am making cards. The timing was good since this month’s challenge over at Kylie Bertucci’s blog is the create an encouragement, thinking of you or get well card. I think this card fits the bill.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Now you know, there are going to be lots of other great cards over at Kylie’s site.You want to see them. I hope you will also vote for my card while you are there! Here’s the banner and link.

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Design Notes for Humming Along Card:

I might say it was therapeutic for me to make this card. Coloring does that for me. I used lots of my Stampin’ Blends to color the Humming bird and the flower. (I took some liberties with the colors on the bird. Call it artistic license!) The bird was finished off with some Wink of Stella. The other fun part of this card was the background piece for the bird and flower. I took a piece of Shimmer Paper and then spritzed it with some Pool Party ink refill mixed with just a little bit of alcohol. Just gave enough texture and color, I think.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Humming Along Card:

 

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Thanks so much.

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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!, diannescards.com

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!, diannescards.com

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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  1. There is a fun Paper Pumpkin kit in the wings for next month. If you are a fan of Halloween, you won’t want to miss this. Click on the image below to subscribe.

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2. Coupon Time… for every $50 you spend in August, you will receive a coupon for $5 to use in September. Do I have to talk you in to this? Really?

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3. Ink Pads! If I sell ten or more ink pads in August (I’m close) I will get a free ink pad. If you buy one or more from me this month, you have a chance to win the free one! No brainer.

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4. The Blended Seasons Bundle. I’ve shown you a few cards using the Blended Season Bundle. You’ll have to have it. I understand, trust me. You only have a few more days to order. To see the cards that I’ve made, look here and  here, and here and here.

Blended Seasons Bundle

 

 

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

Dianne